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2019 Georgia Student Chef Competition

The High School Student Chef Competition is open to student teams in grades 9-12. Teams will compete to develop a nutritious, student-friendly recipe that includes local foods, USDA Foods and is easily incorporated into the school food service program.  The competition consists of a Recipe Contest and a Cooking Competition.

The Middle School Student Chef Competition is open to student teams in grades 6-8.  Teams will compete to develop a nutritious, student-friendly vegetable side dish recipe that includes local foods and is easily incorporated into the school food service program.  The competition consists of a Recipe Contest only.

Please review the guidelines and application.  A one-page overview of the guidelines for both grade levels can be downloaded below.

 Along with the above documents, the following resources are posted on the Student Chef Competition webpage:

 Important Dates:

  • Application deadline for High School Competition: January 10, 2019.  Recipes must be approved by the School Nutrition Program.
    • Teams will be notified by mid-February if they were selected to compete in the Cooking Competition.
    • The Cooking Competition will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Helms College in Macon, Georgia. 
  • Application deadline for Middle School Competition: February 11, 2019.   

Please contact Paige Holland at StudentChef@gadoe.org with questions.