GG High students are cookin’, literally

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Garden Grove Unified School District students from Bolsa Grande, Garden Grove and Los Amigos high schools competed in the state’s Cooking Up Change competition on April 21. 

Student teams were paired with professional mentor chefs to create an appealing school lunch menu that adheres to strict cost and nutrition guidelines.

Garden Grove Unified School District students from Bolsa Grande, Garden Grove and Los Amigos high schools competed in the state’s Cooking Up Change competition on April 21. 

Student teams were paired with professional mentor chefs to create an appealing school lunch menu that adheres to strict cost and nutrition guidelines.

The event brings together culinary students from schools across Orange County and empowers students to have their voice heard as part of the national conversation about school food.  Students competed for an opportunity to have their recipes served at school districts across Orange County and receive an opportunity to compete in the national round in Washington D.C.

The competition was hosted at the Northgate Gonzalez Market Headquarters in Anaheim by Kid Healthy and the Healthy Schools campaign. District student teams were led by Scott Kim from Bolsa Grande, Christine Rodriguez from Garden Grove and Lisa Driggers from Los Amigos.

“The Cooking Up Change competition is a great opportunity for our culinary students to receive real-world training from a professional chef and learn menu planning, nutrition concepts, presentation skills, and cooking with time restrictions,” said Dr. George West, district Board of Education president.

Bolsa Grande High School students prepared a Hawaiian themed menu; Garden Grove High School students cooked up Mexican cuisine, and Los Amigos High School students made a popular chicken chili and zucchini pesto plate.

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