The Great American School Lunch Challenge: Garces vs. BurrellJBF Editors
March 08, 2013
The James Beard Foundation is a proud supporter of Partnership for a Healthier America and their exciting initiatives that aim to solve the obesity crisis in America and make sure our kids are well fed.
Yesterday PHA enlisted James Beard Award–winning chef Jose Garces and Food Network personality Anne Burrell to take on school lunch. The two star chefs were paired with representatives from the Houston Independent School District and the Colonial School District outside Wilmington, Delaware. Using only healthy ingredients, following nutritional guidelines, and limited a tight budget, the two teams competed to see who could make the best school meals. Team Garces came away as the victor, presenting a menu of chicken and black bean chilaquile, pan-roasted sweet potatoes, and a graham-topped pear cup.