By Matthew Adkins
Students from a handful of Vallejo and Fairfield elementary schools put their culinary skills to the test Saturday for the 5th rendition of Jr. Chef Challenge held at Norman King Community Center in Vallejo.
Participating this year were 24 budding chefs from Beverly Hills Elementary, Elsa Widenmann Elementary, Laurel Creek Elementary, Matt Garcia College and Career Academy and Suisun Valley elementary schools. The students are all part of the Kids Cook with Heart program sponsored by the American Heart Association and Kaiser Permanente.
During the competition, teams of four and five young chefs faced off against one another in five timed rounds, each focusing on a different aspect of food artistry.