Stay Hungry is a teen cooking competition that combines food and hip hop! I had the distinct pleasure for the second year in a row to be a “Chef Coach” to a wonderful group of teens from Benjamin Franklin High School of Finance & IT (Team BFIT).
This year we were the 1st Place Winners!!! Hooray! Our lyric was “Or try to celebrate February like it’s my B-Day/ Or eat watermelon, chicken and Kool-Aid on weekdays” Kendrick Lamar -The Blacker the Berry
Our team wanted to go in an unexpected direction and do a healthy but soulful dish. The result was CompressedWatermelon| Salad with Poached Chicken | Watermelon and “Strawberry” Kool-Aid Vinaigrette | Crispy Chicken Skin Croutons | Pickled Watermelon Rinds | Sunflower Seeds
Bonus: Watermelon (Non) “Kool-Aid Shot (Fresh Watermelon Juice)
The judges were impressed by the students presentation and flavors and we pulled out a win! Thank you to the creators of Stay Hungry (via The Future Project), Syreeta Gates (The Gates Preserve) and Elle Scott (She Chef ) LLC for another wonderful year.
Check out the video collage posted by The Future Project. Until next year…..STAY HUNGRY!