Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, or ESYNOLA, was announced as an official beneficiary of the fourth annual Chefs Taste Challenge: Battle of the Gulf edition, a cooking competition at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
A signature program of FirstLine Schools, Edible Schoolyard aims to instill the values of self-sustainment in school-aged children by teaching them how to grow their own food and cooking their own meals. As the official beneficiary of the Chefs Taste Challenge, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans will receive a portion of each event ticket sold. Representatives of Edible Schoolyard New Orleans will be attending the Chefs Taste Challenge, which is happening on September 7, 2018.
The 2018 Chefs Taste Challenge will feature a face-off between the best farm-to-table chefs in New Orleans competing against the best farm-to-table chefs in the Gulf Coast region. The Gulf Coast teams may include the following states: AL, FL, LA, MS, and TX. All culinary teams will compete to create the best dish that utilizes farm-fresh items from a pantry of pre-selected ingredients. Items stocked in the pantry will be representative of ingredients that are in season in various regions at the time of the competition.
The Chefs Taste Challenge is held in conjunction with Farm & Table NOLA, taking place September 7 – 8, 2018 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Farm & Table explores the cultivation, distribution and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally. For more information on F&T, please visit farmandtablenola.com.
Two children grate cheese during a green kitchen class
conducted by Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
About The Chefs Taste Challenge
The fourth annual Farm and Table Chefs Taste Challenge is a fun, fresh take on a food competition aimed at broadening awareness for the use of fresh, healthy, sustainable ingredients in preparing food. This event will provide a platform to feature eight of America’s best farm to table chefs from across the South. The CTC is held in conjunction with the Farm and Table NOLA. Farm and Table NOLA explores the cultivation, distribution and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally. For more information, visit farmandtablenola.com and www.chefstastechallenge.com.
About Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans is a comprehensive seed-to-table food education program that teaches children at six FirstLine public charter schools to make healthy connections through food and nature. The program offers hands-on gardening and culinary classes that are integrated into the curriculum, culture, and cafeteria programs at each of FirstLine’s Pre-K-8 schools. ESYNOLA offers 4,000+ daytime, afterschool and weekend garden and culinary classes, and special food and nutrition-centered events that support positive whole child wellness. In our school gardens, students gain confidence and knowledge to make healthier choices, which contribute to success in school and in life. For more information, please visit www.esynola.org.