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Randolph students’ dish wins spot on District’s breakfast menu

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

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The second annual Culinary Voice competition was held in February at the Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center. Students from three high schools — A. Philip Randolph Career Academy, Dobbins, and Swenson Arts & Technology — competed for the chance to serve their cooking creation in school cafeterias.

Each team had 30 minutes to prepare breakfast recipes for more than 100 guests. A panel of six judges, including prominent chef Marc Vetri, chose the winning dish: a sausage, apple, and cheddar breakfast burrito prepared by the Randolph team. Their dish will become part of the regular breakfast menu rotation at all the District’s full-service cafeterias.

Students from the winning team received a $50 gift card from Brown’s ShopRite and will also have an opportunity to apprentice for a night in a Vetri family restaurant.

The event was sponsored by the School District and the city’s Department of Public Health.

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