Photo by Kathy Browning
(Left to right) Daniel Calderilla, Chris Lovato and Raul Mendoza won the fourth quarter Beef Cook-off at Hotchkiss K-8 and qualified for the Iron Chef held on May 22. Their team was named Mexican Bruhas. Their winning recipe was bacon, ranch and beef quesadillas. The beef was donated by Black Mesa Cattle Women. Judges for the event were Shirley Cotten, Cynthia Houseweart and Karen Todd. Teresa Burns provided grills used to cook the entrees. The five teams cooking were comprised of seventh and eighth graders. Second place was awarded to The Super Duper Fluppers comprised of Noel Jaramillo, Ashley DelaBarcena, Trentyn Nicholas and Matthew Williams for their beef burrito.