Marshall Culinary Academy students Bryce Daniels, Linda Mach, Alex Siviter and Coleman Wirth, under the direction of Chef Ciaran Devlin, took the top prize at last Saturday's Culinary Challenge & Wellness Expo, with their meal of Black Bean Taquitos, Roasted Vegetable Medley and Chile con Fruta.
The Gold Star Award went to Arabella Cyre, Samantha Duncan, Henry Porter and Dianna Rivera from Sandburg Middle School, led by Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher, Heather Jones, with their Black Bean Burger with Mock Guac and Kale Apple Salad.
Lake Braddock Secondary School took the Silver Star Award with their unique Somalian Hashi with Rice and Tofu paired with sliced peaches and Greek yogurt. Students Garrett DeJesus, Leslie Fernandez, Diana Nguyen and Ayasha Wariach were led by Family and Consumer Sciences teachers Toshieba Ragland and Thom Prassa.
Fairfax County plus five other school divisions have committed to putting the winning dish on their lunch menu as well as consider other creations from the competition.