Sodexo Features Recipe Created by Irving Elementary School’s Josslyn Welsh

Sodexo Features Recipe Created by Irving Elementary School’s Josslyn Welsh
Posted on 04/15/2020
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Each year after the Sodexo Future Chef Competition ends, the company Chefs pour over the recipes submitted by participants.  After reviewing thousands of recipes, Sodexo selected a creation submitted by Irving Elementary School student, Josslyn Welsh, to be part of its winter promotional series.
While Welsh did not win the competition, her recipe is now featured in the “cookbook” that will be in Sodexo-run school kitchens in the coming year. She is the first student from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District to have a recipe featured in this way.
After the Sodexo Future Chef Competition ends, our Chefs review the hundreds of recipes created by students ages 6-12.  “Now Josslyn’s recipe is a permanent part of ‘reimagining’ the school lunch meal,” said Sodexo Food Service Manage, Steve Kosnar.   
“Regardless of age, cooking can be fun. Whether it's an 11-year-old making tacos for her family, or a 3-year-old working hard to construct his first peanut butter and jelly sandwich, learning to cook at an early age is an extremely useful experience. Cooking builds math and science skills, broadens vocabulary, bolsters confidence, heightens creativity, promotes good common sense and improves fine motor skills,” added Kosnar.
“The popularity of this event grows with each passing year, proving that the culinary arts are of great interest to children!”