Calling all Chefs

Calling all Chefs!
Posted on 03/14/2022
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Calling All Chefs!

Breakfast Contest

SDIRC Food and Nutrition Services



Contest Guidelines

  1. Open to any SDIRC student, grades K-12. Individual or small groups may enter the contest (maximum of 3 students per group). Parents and/or teachers are permitted to assist individuals or teams.
  2.  Create a recipe that can be served in your school’s cafeteria using one or all; fresh fruits, whole grains, or proteins.
  3.  A source of protein may be added (not more than 2 ounces), but is not required. You can choose from chicken, turkey, cheese, or beans (black, pinto, kidney, or garbanzo).
  4. Add additional ingredients, but keep it simple. Think fresh, healthy, and delicious! Recipes may contain no more than 10 ingredients including the grain, protein source and seasonings.
  5. Recipes should be easy to prepare in a school kitchen. No grilling, barbecuing, or frying.

How to Enter

  1. Create a recipe, fill out the entry form, and include a photo by April 7, 2022.
  2. Email to: [email protected] .
  3. You can send the entry form along with a photo, drawing, or video as attachments. Put it in an envelope and turn it into your school cafeteria. Write “Calling All Chefs Breakfast Recipe Contest” on the outside of the envelope. Do not send food. All entries must be received by April 7, 2022.

Judging will be based on:

  • appearance and taste; creativity and originality;
  • composition and nutrient content; and
  • simplicity of preparation/ease of production in school kitchens.


  1. Your recipe will be served on our district’s 2022-2023 menu and you will be awarded two tickets to Disney World!
  2. Prizes will be awarded to 1st place winners in three grade categories:
  • K-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Only one prize will be awarded for each winning recipe.