Students in Lafayette are putting their healthy cooking skills to the test at David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy.
On the campus, the Lafayette School Garden Initiative held its 5th Annual “On Cuisine du Jardin Cook-Off.” Students from Lafayette Parish in teams of 3 to 5 prepared a savory dish for the competition.
Teams prepared their dishes based on the MyPlate requirements which include fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins.
Organizers say the On Cuisine du Jardin Cook-Off helps provide students with hands-on cooking experiences using vegetables grown from their school gardens or local produce and knowledge of healthy food choices.
The competition began at 10:00 and will run until 12:30 at David Thibodaux STEM.