BRAWLEY – Students from Hidalgo and Phil Swing Elementary schools came together for the Future Chefs competition held in Phil Swingâ€™s cafeteria Friday, March 14.
The students were challenged to make a healthy sandwich of their choice to be judged by the panel and enjoyed by the audience.
Phil Swing sixth grader, Madeline Swerdfeger, emerged on top as the winner with her Clarinet Tortillas.
Upon winning, she said, â€œI didnâ€™t think I would win. Everyone else had food that looked and tasted good, but Iâ€™m happy the judges liked what I made.â€
Her Clarinet Tortillas were inspired by the shape of the clarinet she plays in her schoolâ€™s band because she thought the Clarinet Tortillas resembled the look of her clarinet.
She came prepared to amaze the judges by bringing her own homemade sauces.
The students were given a safety lesson and contest instructions before they began cooking. They were fully equipped with every ingredient laid out on a table, grills to warm the sandwiches, and helping hands ready to aid the students in opening jars or cutting vegetables.
While the students prepared their healthy sandwiches, the judges, family, and friends were welcome to walk around and watch their creative processes in action as well as enjoy their creations.