LiveWell Greenville partnered with Euphoria, Greenville’s Food and Wine Festival, to support the inaugural Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown in conjunction with Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services and Mill Village Farms. Students from around Greenville County competed for the chance to cook on Euphoria’s Cooking Stage on Sunday, September 20th and have their dish become a regular item on Greenville County Schools Lunch Menu.
The student chefs included: Sarah Walker, Fiona Baulo, Cannon Jackson, and Carley Hitzelberger. Each student was paired with professional sous chefs, many of whom has been awarded Michelin Star awards. Dishes included Cannon’s Popeye’s Omelet, Carley’s Vegan Veggie and Arugula Roll Ups, Fiona’s Favorite Pasta Fagioli, and Sarah’s Rainbow Creole.
The line up of judges included Tanya Steele, director of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids State Dinner; Darcy Lenz, Cooking Light Editor; Sally Wills from LiveWell Greenville; Ron Jones from Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services; Julia Pascoe 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Winner and Summer LaPress 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Winner. While all of the dishes met the criteria of being healthy, school lunch appropriate, beautiful presentation, and delicious, ultimately Sarah Walker came out on top with Rainbow Creole.
Congratulations Sarah! We can’t wait to see your Creole on the menu at school soon!
The Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown was supported in part by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health grant.