Student Chef Cook-Off

The annual Fresh for Florida Kids Student Chef Cook-Off challenges Florida students from grades four through 12 to create healthy recipes using "Fresh From Florida" products. The department congratulates the regional 2015-2016 Fresh for Florida Kids Student Chef Cook-Off winners. 

Tampa Regional

Elementary

  • First Place: Shahd Sabouni, Chickpea Salad, Championship Academy of Distinction, Fourth grade, Broward County
  • Second Place: Rebecca Holcomb, Baked Pear with Fruit, Valrico Elementary, Fourth grade, Hillsborough County
  • Third Place: Chloe Cook, Parmesan Kale Chips, Cimino Elementary, Fourth grade, Hillsborough County

Middle

  • First Place: Amber Keyes, Seafood Tostada, Martinez Middle School, Seventh grade, Hillsborough County
  • Second Place: Seth Catmull, Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Martinez Middle School, Seventh grade, Hillsborough County
  • Third Place: Katy Riley, Fiesta Turkey Avocado Snack, J. Crockett Farnell Middle School, Seventh grade, Hillsborough County

High

  • First Place: Cierra Jackson, Broccoli Bites, Land O’ Lakes High School, 10th grade, Pasco County
  • Second Place: Donovan Jones, Spicy Mango Salsa on Tostones, Eastside High School, 11th grade, Alachua County
  • Third Place: Shane Giebel, Fresh Protein Fruit Kabobs, Palm Harbor University High, Ninth grade, Pinellas County

Orlando Regional

Elementary

  • First Place: Keilisa White, Broccoli Salmon Snackables, Oakland Avenue Charter School, Fifth grade, Orange County
  • Second Place: Ariana Gonzalez, Fruity Paradise, Tildenville Elementary, Fifth grade, Orange County
  • Third Place: Morgan Slaver, Krispy Kale Chips, Oakland Avenue Charter School, Fifth grade, Orange County

Middle

  • First Place: Rebecca Pappas, Rainbow Fruit Salsa, Wolf Lake Middle School, Sixth grade, Orange County
  • Second Place: Bobby Sena, Berry Veggie Aru-Good-La, Hunters Creek Middle School, Eighth grade, Orange County
  • Third Place: Vivian Rios, Berry Delicious Crepes, Lawton Chiles Middle School, Seventh grade, Seminole County

High

  • First Place: Alexis Dorsey, Cauliflower Tots, West Port High School, Ninth grade, Marion County
  • Second Place: Desmond Brown, Mango Chicken Pinwheels with Mango Sauce, Gateway – Silver Star, 11th grade, Orange County
  • Third Place: Topanga Sena, Wrap It Up, Cypress Creek High School, 10th grade, Orange County

Sarasota Regional

Elementary

  • First Place: Kaylee Ziegelbauer, Fancy Fruit and Orange Dip, Meadow Park Elementary, Fourth grade, Charlotte County
  • Second Place: Madison Harris, Apple Cider Fruit Salad, Meadow Park Elementary, Fifth grade, Charlotte County

Middle

  • First Place: Max Marsh, Cauliflower Parmesan Pesto Perfection, Pine View School, Sixth grade, Sarasota County
  • Second Place: Brooke Buchheit, Chocolate Stuffed Ricotta Strawberries with Blueberries, Lexington Middle School, Seventh grade, Lee County
  • Third Place: James Gray, Tilapia Ceviche, Pine View School, Sixth grade, Sarasota County

High

  • First Place: Jared Gracia-David, Fresh Spring Rolls, Pine View School, Ninth grade, Sarasota County
  • Second Place: Cole Marsh, Cole’s Mango Guacamole and Chicken Bites, Charlotte High School, 11th grade, Charlotte County
  • Third Place: Tameria Benjamin, Apple-touille, Miami Sunset Senior High, 11th grade, Dade County

Boca Raton Regional

Elementary

  • First Place: Kyara Gonzalez, Veggie Troll, Felix A Williams Elementary, Fifth grade, Martin County
  • Second Place: Isabella Walford, Smoothie Yogurt Salad with Fruit Rolls, Laurel Oak Elementary, Fifth grade, Collier County

Middle

  • First Place: Alana Friedlander, Broccoli Patties with Pico De Gallo, Pine Crest School, Seventh grade, Broward County
  • Second Place: Michelle Mosqueda, Hummus Stuffed Zucchini, Palm Springs Community Middle School, Seventh grade, Palm Beach County
  • Third Place: Lindsey Licata, Super Fresh Orange Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Independence Middle School, Sixth grade, Palm Beach County

High

  • First Place: Zac Jacobson, Stuffed Mushrooms with Creamy Sriracha Remoulade, Wellington High School, Ninth grade, Palm Beach County
  • Second Place: Madison Malone, Tango Mango, Archnishop McCarthy High School, 11th grade, Broward County
  • Third Place: Trinity Blakeney, Simply Delicious, Lehigh Senior High School, 10th grade, Lee County

Tallahassee Regional

Elementary

  • First Place: Kate Butler, Chocolate Banana Berry Blast, Killearn Lakes Elementary, Fifth grade, Leon County
  • Second Place: Gracie Fierro, Fresh Salsa, Sneads Elementary, Fourth grade, Jackson County
  • Third Place: Jasmine Laycox, Jasmine’s Colorful Fruit Salsa, Graceville Elementary, Fourth grade, Jackson County

Middle

  • First Place: Ellen Turner, Ellen’s Smokey Salmon Wrappy Snack, Homeschool, Sixth grade, Leon County
  • Second Place: Tyler White, Banana Berry Smoothie with Puppy Puzzle Sliders, Sims Middle School, Seventh grade, Santa Rosa County
  • Third Place: Manna Roberston, Summer Yummy, Homeschool, Eight grade, Leon County

High

  • First Place: Emily Turner, Portabella Wrap Snack, Homeschool, 12th grade, Leon County
  • Second Place: Dixie Randolph, Fresh Florida Fruit Pizza, Lafayette High School, 12th grade, Lafayette County
  • Third Place: Autumn Ward, Autumn’s Orzo Salad, Lafayette High School, Ninth grade, Lafayette County

Jacksonville Regional

Elementary

  • First Place: Tatum Register, Pesto Pizza 4 Olive U, Alimacani Elementary School, Fifth grade, Duval County
  • Second Place: Cailey Green, Sunshine Muffins, Liberty Pines Academy, Fifth grade, St. Johns County
  • Third Place: Noah Humphlett, Filled Peppers, Homeschool, Fifth grade, Alachua County

Middle

  • First Place: Savannah Stannier, Blueberry Fields, Imagine School Town Center, Sixth grade, Flagler County
  • Second Place: Savannah Henderson, Breakfast Burrito, Central Hamilton Elementary, Sixth grade, Hamilton County
  • Third Place: Aiysis Smith, Garden Fresh Tacos, Central Hamilton Elementary, Sixth grade, Hamilton County

High

  • First Place: Jayla Herring, Mango Almond Spanakopita, Eastside High School, 11th grade, Alachua County
  • Second Place: Morgan Wesley, French Green Tea Macaroon, Eastside High School, 12th grade, Alachua County
  • Third Place: Lashayvia Searcy, Fruity Quinoa and Avocado Stuffed Mini Peppers, Eastside High School, 12th grade, Alachua County

Statewide Finale

  • First Place: Jared Gracia-David, Fresh Spring Rolls, Pine View School, Ninth grade, Sarasota County
  • Second Place: Emily Turner, Portabella Wrap Snack, Homeschool, 12th grade, Leon County
  • Third Place: Jayla Herring, Mango Almond Spanakopita, Eastside High School, 11th grade, Alachua County

Entries for School Year 2016-2017

Please check back in the spring of 2016 for more information on how to enter. Please send inquiries to  Karen.Roach@FreshFromFlorida.com.