MANCHESTER – Who had the best Asian-inspired (Fusion) food? One winner came out on top at Manchester Schools Sodexo Future Chefs Competition March 27.
Mason Davis emerged as the grand prize winner, followed by second-place contestant Alexander Goltsch and Peyton Locklin in third. All competitors were third-fifth graders in Manchester Township schools. Mason will go on to a national competition for prizes.
The competition was hosted by Sodexo, the district’s food service provider.
The chefs were asked to submit their favorite healthy recipe. Three winners were chosen from each school—Whiting, Ridgeway, Manchester Elementary—and competed at Manchester High School.
The chefs were judged based on originality, “kid friendly,” ease of preparation, healthy attributes, plate presentation and taste.
Sodexo manager Rob Mastropolo said the event helped education the students about healthy eating habits.
The other chefs included Cassandra Gariepy, Meghan O’Hare, Angelina Taylor, Olivia Swain, Anna Kielkowski and Ty Mulligan.