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Student-created dish could land spot on school division’s cafeteria menu

Student-created dish could land spot on school division’s cafeteria menu
Posted on 12/11/2018
What started off as a “Top Chef” competition based on the popular television show could eventually produce the first student-developed recipe for Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ cafeteria menu.

Old Donation School (ODS), which started scratch cooking last year, held their second annual “Top Chef” student competition Dec. 7, and this year’s winning team earned more than the coveted title. Their creation is also in the works to roll out as a “Chef’s Special” menu item at Landstown elementary and middle schools, where the scratch cooking initiative is being tested for the division.

“The Asian noodle bowl is launching today at ODS every other Friday,” said division chef Kip Poole, who is responsible for growing the scratch cooking initiative. He stated that if the bowl sells well, then it could possibly land a spot on the division menu when the scratch cooking initiative expands to other buildings next school year.

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