March 4, 2020 9:40 a.m.
Students around Douglas County will have the opportunity to show off their culinary skills this month during Future Chefs competitions in three school districts.
Information from Sodexo School Services said the event aims to educate students about healthy eating habits. Sodexo is providing the food for the competitions. Students’ creations will be judged based on taste, originality, ease of preparation, “kid appeal”, healthy attributes, use of feature ingredients and the presentation of their sample plate.
The winner of the competition will receive prizes and have his or her recipe automatically entered into a national competition, where they could win even more.
*The Roseburg School District will have its sixth annual event this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. It will be at Joseph Lane Middle School with fifth graders competing.
*Winston-Dillard School District fourth annual competition will be at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday March 12th. Brockway Elementary will host the event, with third through sixth graders competing.
*South Umpqua School District’s second annual event is at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday March 19th. Third through fifth graders from South Umpqua and Riddle school districts will be competing.
Call Sodexo at 440-4023 for more information.