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Looking for budding chefs at Portland

Up to 30 teams of students, 15 teams in grades 3-5 and 15 teams in grades 6-8, are invited to show off their creative take on Asian Fusion during the third annual Junior Chef Competition.

The Farm to School event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,  at Hickory Hills K-8 School.  Registration for the event closes Sept. 14.

Students are responsible for creating unique recipes using local ingredients purchased from the Farmer's Market of the Ozarks the morning of the competition. Teams will then have an hour to create their dish and present to local chef judges. Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Use of Local Food
  • Best Presentation
  • Best Recipe and Taste
  • Best Team Spirit
  • Judges Choice Award