Cooking competition held in Birmingham


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367970270&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4047872&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367970270 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A fun food competition put some future chefs to the test on Tuesday in Shelby County.

High school students competed in a cooking competition at Jefferson State Community College’s Shelby County campuss.

The competition is part of a corporate leadership project sponsored by Alagasco and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

Students from Hoover and Wenonah High Schools were blended together in two teams.

Next, they went to work preparing an entire meal from scratch.

The event’s organizers hope the competition teaches the students valuable life lessons.

“Food is the common ground, so we believe that once you change a young person, they can change the community,” Tremele Perry said. “Once the community is changed, the state is changed, and we’re all better.”

This year’s event is the first ever for the program, and the organizers hope it will become an annual event.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42


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