Cabarrus High School Students Compete in 5th Chopped-Style Chef Challenge
Nov 30, 2017 09:07PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
This is the fifth Cabarrus Chef Challenge! Have the past challenges been successful?They have been extremely successful! We have done them at CHA in the Community Rooms and Wellness Kitchen. With the growth of the program to include more schools and its recognition, Forty Six was open to moving the competition there to give it the proper atmosphere for the students to prepare their meals, a chef’s kitchen!
Do you see this challenge continuing in the future? Absolutely!I even see more high schools wanting to be involved in future semesters (that is my goal!). The students really do love it and it really brings out great teamwork and puts their skills they’ve learned into real life practice.
I see this competition pits schools against each other. Has it always been this way?Yes, it started with the school nurses from Cox Mill and Northwest High Schools coming up with the idea for a cook off between their schools. Both schools have faced off each semester.
This is the first time we have had four schools participate, Cox Mill, Northwest, Hickory Ridge, and AL Brown. It is friendly competition, with the winning team receiving the coin from the Concord Police Department, and of course, bragging rights!
Who are the past winners?Cox Mill has won every single time! Who will win this time?!
Anything else we need to know?The events will take place on Monday-Wednesday, December 11-13 from 6-8pm at Forty Six. The restaurant is closed for serving, but open to all who want to attend and watch the event. Parents, teachers, staff, friends, and community members are encouraged to come cheer on their schools! Cox Mill vs. Hickory Ridge play Monday night and Northwest and AL Brown play Tuesday, with the winner of both nights competing on Wednesday.
All competitions are from 6 to 8 pm each evening at restaurant Forty Six, 101 West Avenue, in downtown Kannapolis.
Parking is available on the NC Research Campus or on Main Street across from the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building.