Students Serve Up A Winner

Students Serve Up A Winner Photo

Three Babylon Junior-Senior High School students enrolled in Jenna Schwartz’s culinary arts classes, along with one former culinary arts student, were recently awarded a third-place trophy at the Iron Chef Jr. competition held at the Whole Foods Market of Lake Grove.

The team, which consisted of Sean Cosgro, Hayley Swaine, Emilie Leibstein and Ms. Schwartz’s former culinary student Sophia Levine-Aquino, competed against 11 other schools in the high school division to claim their title.

Throughout the competition, the team worked collaboratively to create a vegetarian Shepard’s Pie main dish following certain nutritional criteria. They had one hour to prepare ingredients, make the dish and plate the finished product for the judges to taste. Despite being given the mystery ingredient of raspberries, which was to be incorporated into the dish, the students persevered and created a delicious raspberry sauce which impressed the judges. 

“I am so proud of my students,” said Ms. Schwartz. “They worked as a team to come up with a creative, healthy and delicious dish and didn’t let the pressure get to them throughout the course of the day.”