A little fruit juice makes food sweeter.
The event was sponsored nationally and locally by Aramark, the company that contracts with the Houston Independent School District to provide 280,000 meals daily.
The students, dressed in classic double-breasted jackets, toques and checkered pants, had two hours to prepare their food in kitchens at the Art Institute of Houston.
With the help of a battalion of blue-shirted volunteers from HISD nutrition services, the students created and cooked, then marched their meals to be judged.
[…] it was time for the awards.
Davis High team No. 1 took runner-up for its meal of barbecue chicken baked potato with Texas toast, Creole coleslaw and tortilla manzana.
[…] the winners were Westside’s Jose Acosta, Jalien Noel and Briseida Salas for their cowboy Cajun chicken lollipop atop black bean hoppin’ John, twisted Texas cabbage and collard greens, and pineapple tart.