Yesterday the 2nd annual Teen Cook Off was held at Chattanooga Market. With $50 in their pocket and their own supply of cookware, 6 Ooltewah High School students shopped, cooked and plated their own creations for some local and renowned chefs to see if they had what it takes. Both Charlie Loomis of Feed Table and Tavern and Rebecca Barron of St. John’s and The Meeting Place took a big part in yesterday’s event, offering support and critique to the teens’ performance.
Participants includes three teams of teens:
- Issac Boatwright and Victor Mulinero
- Preston Szostek and Joe Jordan
- Jaylan Ashley and Jaylon Scott who won the judges final vote
The Chattanooga Market is passionate about showcasing teens and the art of culinary skills. Market cook offs demonstrate how foods purchased fresh at a farmers market can be incorporated into healthy, affordable meals. Additionally, the Market has made a $300 donation to Ooltewah High School’s Culinary Program to further encourage and provide support for students wishing to learn these skills. A big thanks goes to Steven Knoppe, of Ooltewah High School for bringing his students to Chattanooga Market’s competition and participating in the success of the event.