Chefs compete to create healthy school lunches for Buffalo Farm to School Chef Challenge


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Four local chefs competed to create healthy lunch meals for students as part of the first Buffalo Farm to School Chef Challenge.

All of the chefs had to create a school lunch using ground beef and root vegetables according to USDA guidelines.

A panel of judges ranked the school lunches based on calorie content, sodium, and fat- and there’s a maximum of 650 calories!  Judges also tasted the dishes and presentation. They also ranked how easy it would be to recreate for the school lunch program.

The competition is all about creating new menu ideas for the Harvest of the Month initiative that introduces healthy food choices on school lunch menus.

The winning recipe will be included on December’s menu in 12 pilot Buffalo Schools.

The winner is Ross Warhol of Oliver’s. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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