Local students take to kitchen in culinary throwdown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Teaspoons and spatulas were the tools of instruction for some metro students Thursday night.

Five students each from Center School District, Belton School District and Grandview School District took to the cutting board in the second annual Culinary Throw Down in Kansas City.

The future chefs had to use the mystery ingredient of mincemeat to whip up entrees and salads. The offerings were then judged by local executive chefs and guests at the event.

"They are very excited," said Jan Conrardy at the Center School District. "It gives them a chance to have a really good time together, learn about the importance of teamwork and to learn more about the culinary arts department not only in schools but out in the real world."

Belton won the best use of the mystery ingredient. Overall, Belton finished third, Grandview second and Center first.

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