Every year, the kitchen staff members at Cherry Creek elementary, middle and high schools prepare and serve more than four million delicious, nutritious meals, including more than 900,000 breakfasts and 3.2 million lunches! But during the holiday season, they also demonstrate a different kind of culinary talent when they create some amazing gingerbread houses. In fact, twenty kitchen teams from across the district participated in the 6th Annual Gingerbread House Contest, held Dec. 5 at the Student Achievement Resource Center. The event is sponsored by the Cherry Creek Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services Department.
“The Gingerbread competition has become such a wonderful tradition and way for our kitchen teams to celebrate the season and their team,” said Erika Edwards, director of Food and Nutrition Services for Cherry Creek Schools.
The contest featured a wide variety of gingerbread buildings; colorful cottages, whimsical winter wonderlands, and even Snoopy and his doghouse. an elaborate Whoville scene from “The Grinch who Stole Christmas.” The mouthwatering masterpieces were deliciously decorated and inhabited by all kinds of culinary creatures, from marshmallow snowmen to a variety of gingerbread people to the entire cast of “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”
Prizes were awarded in three categories: First-timers, for those brand new to the competition; Kit Only, for those who made amazing houses using only a basic kit; and Anything Goes, for gingerbread geniuses.
Congratulations to the category winners:
• First-timers – Falcon Creek Middle School
• Kit Only – Overland High School
• Anything Goes – Sunrise Elementary School
|Falcon Creek Middle School||Overland High School||Sunrise Elementary|
Happy Holidays from Cherry Creek Schools Food and Nutrition Services!