NAUGATUCK — Five Naugatuck fourth-graders put their cooking skills to the test last week during the Future Chef competition.
The competition is sponsored by Sodexo, a national company that is the food service provider for Naugatuck schools. Fourth-graders from throughout the district submitted healthy breakfast recipes and the top five recipes were selected for the competition.
Allie Palermo (cheesy ham and egg biscuit cups), Elizabeth Tagley (breakfast pizza), Aubrey Longanecker (scrambled French toastlesss), Laurence Northrup (banana and strawberry pancake delight), and Lily Kardos (tropical oatmeal breakfast cookies) were chosen to compete this year.
The five young chefs came together March 9 at Naugatuck High School, and with the help of adult mentors cooked their dishes for a panel of judges. Kardos won the competition with her tropical oatmeal breakfast cookies, and earned a bag of cooking supplies and a Fitbit. Kardos’ recipe will be submitted to the Future Chef regional competition.
Salem Elementary School fourth-grader Laurence Northrup, right, measures oil for his banana and strawberry pancake delight with the help of Naugatuck High School food services worker Kristi Daigle during the Sodexo Future Chef competition March 9 at Naugatuck High School. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI
Andrew Avenue Elementary School fourth-grader Allie Palermo presses biscuit dough into a cupcake tin for her cheesy ham and egg biscuit cups during the Sodexo Future Chef competition March 9 at Naugatuck High School.–ELIO GUGLIOTTI
Western Elementary School fourth-grader Lily Kardos places scoops of her tropical oatmeal breakfast cookies mix on a baking sheet during the Sodexo Future Chef competition March 9 at Naugatuck High School. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI
Salem Elementary School fourth-grader Elizabeth Tagley, left, spreads oil on a pizza crust as Marisa McCoy, a student at the University of Saint Joseph and intern in the Naugatuck school system, prepares to cut an onion during the Sodexo Future Chef competition March 9 at Naugatuck High School. Five Naugatuck fourth-graders were chosen to compete and make their healthy breakfast recipes with the help of an adult mentor. Tagley’s recipe was breakfast pizza. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI
Salem Elementary School fourth-grader Aubrey Longanecker mashes bananas for her scrambled French toastlesss recipe during the Sodexo Future Chef competition March 9 at Naugatuck High School.–ELIO GUGLIOTTI