FHSD high school students take on local Iron Chef Challenge
Students from high schools in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will be vying for the gold medal in the fourth annual Iron Chef Challenge sponsored by Sodexo, FHSD’s food services provider. The event will be held in Francis Howell North High School’s cafeteria on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Students will prepare their meals from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., with presentations and judging at 5:30 p.m.
Five Family and Consumer Science students from each FHSD high school will be selected to plan, prepare, and serve a three-course menu consisting of a salad, vegetable, and entrée for 30 people, using only ingredients provided to them. Contestants will have two hours to create their meal and will be judged on taste, nutrition, and presentation within eight categories: Best Entree/Side Dish, Best Salad, Best Table, Best use of theme “Farm to School,” Creativity of Mystery Ingredient, Chef’s Choice, Team Spirit, and Grand Prize.
Special Guest judge, Chef Carl McConnell from the Stone Soup Cottage in Cottleville, along with FHSD board members; FHSD Superintendent Pam Sloan; and FHSD Chief Financial Officer Kevin Supple will evaluate all dishes created by students. The judges will present gold, silver, and bronze medals to the teams. After being evaluated by guest judges, samples of the food will be available for spectators.
The Francis Howell School District encompasses more than 150 square miles in the southeast corner of St. Charles County, and is one of the largest school districts in the state of Missouri, with an enrollment of over 17,000 students and approximately 2,300 employees. The Francis Howell Learning Community works everyday to provide the best learning practices for enhancing student achievement.