The combining of two popular foods, spaghetti and tacos, was the winning recipe for the Di Fuocos team of Christie Mae Anderson, Alondra Gallegos, Will Drbohlav and Cailee Daniels. The Hotchkiss Beef Cook-off is sponsored by Black Mesa CattleWomen who provide the ground beef.
The cook-off was held on March 16 amid loud dance music. The Hotchkiss Glee Club led by parent volunteer Jenny West performed for the audience of students.
The Di Fuocos garnered 243 points. In second place was Jalapenos On A Stick with Logan Mayberry, Jimmy Wiens, Parker Katzdorn, Wyatt Jensen and Luke Smith. These young chefs prepared Nacho Bacon Burgers. They scored 229 points in the written test and cook-off.
The Lady Smurfs' Speedy Ground Beef Salpicon won 199.75 points, earning them third place. Team chefs were Cara Littlefield, Kati Wiens, Emily Bagwell and Evie Simmons.
In fourth place with 186 points were 4-1/2 Men with Alex Aguilera, Andrew Oviedo, Cole Carvill and Patrick Keleher. They prepared Quesadillas Extra Cheesy Beef and Chicken.
The Giddy Ups prepared Beef and Bean Burritos for 175.5 points and fifth place. Team chefs were Chloe Owens, Lexi Triantos, Samantha Prentice and Chase Bizer.
Judges were Lois Cotten and from Black Mesa CattleWomen Chandra Carr and Velma Carr. Teresa Burns was a judge observer.
There will be one more beef cook-off in the fourth quarter. Then the first place winners of each cook-off will compete in the Iron Chef Competition on May 22 at 2 p.m.blog comments powered by Disqus