Slow Food Gold & Treasure Coast just hosted their 2nd Annual Future Chef Competition during Food Day 2015. Four chefs, Chef John Carlino, Chef Chris Pawlowski, Chef Rasheed, and Chef Leslie Moyer oversaw the event, with young people from several area schools. The students represented Northport K-8 and St. Lucie West K-8, among other schools. It is noteworthy that the K-8 students went head to head with the high schoolers from the Culinary Arts elective. The winners were Treasure Coast HS, all 1st year students.
I would like to take this opportunity to point out that this is a continuing effort on the part of Slow Food Gold & Treasure Coast, the schools, the chefs, and their sponsors and students, with the Competition quickly becoming a tradition. You cannot state enough how important it is for our children to take an interest in their food, how to prepare it, where it comes from, and whether or not it is healthy for them. The very fact that schools, Slow Food, the Chefs and all the sponsors are willing to step up to the plate and offer instruction, funding and competitions like this one shows how seriously the subject of food is taken. And it shows how seriously the youth themselves take cooking and food more than anything else.
Here are some well-deserved congratulations to the winning team and all participants, and we hope to see everyone back next year for the 3rd Annual Future Chef Competition of 2016.
Special thanks to the Sponsors:
Downtown Ft. Pierce Farmer’s Market
Coldwell Bankers Paradise, Mike and Amy Dahan
South Florida Heritage Farm
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All photographs courtesy of Ronnie (Veronica) Paul and Valerie Smith when available.