On Tuesday The Department of Youth Services hosted a youth cook-off in which the participants had to make a three-course meal and drink for three hungry judges. But it is not quite as easy as it sounds. For more we join youth empowerment coordinator Kathryn Guzman.
“Today, we are going to have a cook off sponsored by Grace Kennedy. Every year, we are trying to have this. Last year we had one; it was successful and this year we have another one”.
Reporter: “So, what is the redeeming idea behind it you are trying to teach these kids?”
Kathryn Guzman: “Team works, basically. These children will be judged by eight criteria, we have three lovely judges; we have six schools that are going to participate in this event”.
Reporter: “So, what will the schools be doing?”
Kathryn Guzman: “It’s a cooking competition. They have a three course meal and a drink that they have to prepare”.
Reporter: “Do they have a previous training in hospitality?”
Kathryn Guzman: “Well, most of the schools have a hospitality class that’s Food and Nutrition lass that they take on a regular basis. So, that’s why they came and we send us the fliers and they told us that they wanted to participate and so we got our six”.
Reporter: “Can they provide and do anything they want or do they have to make what you stipulate?”
Kathryn Guzman: “No. we won’t give them what we want. They have to prepare their own stuff”.
The winners received a prize package including their own stove and gift basket. National Youth Week continues all this week.