|AITC and the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan present: Cooking Up Saskatchewan|
“This was a great project!! It gave my students a practical way to deal with our curriculum. Lifelong lessons in research, time management, budgeting, public speaking, group work. It gave one student in particular a reason to come to school. He was an individual that was struggling with regular attendance... once this project started he began to feel some ownership! He is considering a career in culinary arts.” … Anonymous Teacher
Cooking Up Saskatchewan is an event that promotes inquiry-based learning for high school students. In a two-part competition, students are challenged to plan and prepare a meal featuring chicken as the main ingredient and improve their communication skills by creating and delivering a short presentation. Thanks to generous support from Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, we are offering great prizes for the winners!
1st place - $500
2nd place - $300
3rd place - $150
Overview of Event
Who? High school students in Food Studies 10 and 30 or Commercial Cooking.
When? Two Regional Competitions, May 4, 2013 SIAST campus, Saskatoon, SK and May 11, 2013 Regina Food Bank/Community Services Village, Regina, SK.
What? In groups of 3 - 5 students, participants will compete for the top prize in their regional Cooking Up Saskatchewan Chicken competition. Each school group will be given funds for groceries for their in-school competition and the winning group from each school will be given $75 for supplies for their regional competition.
The competition consists of two parts: an oral presentation and meal preparation.
Oral presentation: Students will research chicken production in Saskatchewan as well as the health benefits of eating chicken. The group will give a 3 - 5 minute presentation that will be judged on creativity, presentation style, and key points delivered.
Meal preparation: Students will prepare a meal consisting of one soup or salad or appetizer AND one entree consisting of one chicken dish and one side dish. Students will be judged during the meal preparation on teamwork, food safety practices, and proper cooking techniques. The meal will be judged on recipe selection, taste, and presentation.
Why? Saskatchewan-grown chicken is among the best in the world and this competition will give students an opportunity to learn how to cook delicious chicken meals and become familiar with the health benefits of eating chicken.