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.