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Whipping Up Wellness Recipe Contest

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The 2020 Whipping Up Wellness Wisconsin Student Chef Competition Cookbook is now available. Because the student chefs could not participate in the annual Student Chef Cook-Off this year due to COVID-19, this year’s competition was narrowed to a recipe contest.

72 school teams of 3-5 middle and high school students submitted recipes for the competition. Recipes were scored on nutritional analysis, creativity and originality, student acceptance, and school meal menu appeal. The cookbook is full of nutritious recipes that could be included in any school food service program or at home.

The top five recipe finalists:

Chicken Fajita Bowl

chicken fajita bowl

Team: Team 1

Teacher Advisor: Sarah Wellens

Green Bay East High School, Green Bay Area Public Schools

Harvest Rice Bowl

harvest rice bowlTeam: Rice Rice Baby

Teacher Advisor: Brenda Stielow

Grafton High School, Grafton School District


One Pot Chicken Pasta

one pot chicken pasta

Team: Daddy Bears

Teacher Advisor: Jamie Stepan

Horace Mann Middle School, Wausau School District

Spaghetti Remix

Spaghetti Remix

Team: Lady T-Birds

Teacher Advisor: LaRon Buettner

Menominee Indian Middle School, Menominee Indian School District


Upside Down Shepherd’s Pie

Upside Down Shepherd’s PieTeam: The Roaring Chef

Teacher Advisor: Jamie Bueche

Howards Grove High School, Howards Grove School District

Find these recipes and all other qualifying recipes in the Whipping Up Wellness Wisconsin Student Chef Competition 2020 Cookbook. For past years’ cookbooks, visit the DPI Whipping Up Wellness web page.

This project is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition Training Grant.

Did you know Wisconsin School Meals Rock? Learn more about how Wisconsin schools are working to provide all students with nutritious food to fuel their bodies to help them succeed.