A team of Hamilton High School students qualified as winners in the third annual Whipping Up Wellness Wisconsin Student Chef competition. Sophomores Natalie Pena, Alyssa Schmucker, Suzanne Smaglik and junior Elena Bruch – known as the Shakers and Bakers team – developed an original, student-friendly recipe that included local foods. Their recipe, Fabulous Fruity Carrot Cranberry Bars, is one of 42 recipes to be included in the student chef cookbook published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Schools throughout the state submitted recipes created by teams of students in grades 6-12. Recipes were judged on nutritional quality, incorporation of USDA foods, use of culinary skills, ease of use by school food service, recipe presentation, recipe description and creativity. The contest was sponsored by Wisconsin Team Nutrition and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Family and consumer sciences teacher Kathy Rankin and district food services manager Kira Cerroni King advised the Hamilton team.