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Fort Worth ISD Gold Seal Culinary Students Await Results of Recent Cooking Demo
Culinary students from Fort Worth ISD’s Trimble Tech High School will learn soon if their dish will appear on a menu at a local restaurant.
The students recently participated in the Kids Fit Menu Invitational Live Demo Event, a competition in which culinary students from area school districts prepare an original dish for the chance at having it included on the children’s menus in restaurants across Dallas-Fort Worth. Kids Fit Menu Invitational Live Demo Event, a partnership of Medical City Children’s Hospital, the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association and Texas ProStart was hosted Saturday, November 2 at 3015 at Trinity Groves, a culinary events center, in Dallas.
The culinary program at Trimble Tech High School is a Gold Seal Program of Choice.
Contest results will be announced soon. The winning recipes, names and photos of the student chefs and the school they represent will appear on children’s menus at Grub Kitchen + Bar, Village Burger Bar and Genghis Grill.
Trimble Tech High School’s culinary team created the Turkey Buddy Burger for Grub Kitchen + Bar, a casual burger restaurant. The dish is a kid-sized turkey zucchini patty on a whole wheat bun with jalapeño ranch spread and a side of carrot sticks with a pineapple apple sauce dip. It was created by students Paola Martinez, Kimberly Sanchez and Miriam Perez Vega. The team is led by culinary arts teacher Natasha Bruton.
In April, two dishes created by students at North Side and South Hills high schools were added to the kids’ menu at la Madeleine French Bakery and Café. The dishes -- Cinnamon Apple Crepe and Ooh la la Chicken and Rice – were winners at the 2018 Kids Fit Menu Invitational Live Demo Event.
North Side High School and South Hills High School culinary students are also part of the District’s Gold Seal Programs of Choice.
“Our culinary students are making waves in the industry, leaving their mark and making their presence known all across the region. FWISD Culinary is a reputable name, and worth watching their success- their trajectory is only going up and up,” said Jennifer Cole, a coordinator in FWISD’s Career and Technical Education Department. “These students will be the future leaders in all areas of culinary arts, restaurant management, hospitality, and tourism. They are driven and proud of what they produce- for very good reason. This event is a prime demonstration of their capacity and creativity.”