20160319 - Future Chefs (hrb) - nwherald

Carly Gorman, a 4th grader at Glacier Ridge Elementary, works on her Avocado Egg Sandwich recipe in the Sodexo Future Chefs culinary competition for D47 fourth and fifth graders at Lundahl Middle School on Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

From the 200 recipes submitted eighteen finalists advanced to the culinary competition, where they prepare their healthy breakfast creations for a panel of D47 judges. Student recipes are evaluated based on originality, ease of preparation, presentation, kid-friendly appeal, and healthfulness. Brynn LeFevre, 4th grader at Indian Prairie, won the event and will advance to the regional competition.

John Konstantaras photo for the Northwest Herald