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Fort Campbell -- FCHS chef team cooks up appetite to win

by Yvette Smith, Courier Staff

Fort Campbell Courier
Fort Campbell, KY | April 12, 2013

Something big is cooking at Fort Campbell High School – and it's enough to satisfy the most competitive of appetites.
With sizzling sounds of food preparation floating through the FCHS cafeteria kitchen April 4, students on the Falcons Junior Chef team prepared what would be that day's lunch menu. Focused on their individual tasks, students shuffled about gathering ingredients and cookware.
The meal they would prepare would also serve as their first cooking rehearsal in preparation for the Farm to School Junior Chef Program competition. "I'm really excited!" said Brandon Benson, FCHS senior. "It's going to be a great experience."
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is hosting its first Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef competition, with district cook-offs beginning this month. The statewide cooking competition offers high school students the opportunity to learn important skills in recipe development, food preparation, marketing, public presentation, organization, teamwork and community involvement.

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