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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.

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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