This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Raine Roberts (left) and Ayanna Williams, 10th graders at A. Philip Randolph Career Academy, cook apples with water and cinnamon for a sausage, apple, and cheddar breakfast burrito. Their dish was the winning breakfast meal in the second annual Culinary Voice competition, which was in February at the Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center. Two other high schools competed – Dobbins and Swenson Arts & Technology – and each team had 30 minutes to prepare breakfast recipes for more than 100 guests. Randolph’s winning dish will become part of the regular breakfast menu rotation at all the District’s full-service cafeterias. Students from the winning team receive a $50 gift card from Brown’s ShopRite and will also have an opportunity to apprentice for a night in a Vetri family restaurant.