Students engage in Grilled Cheese War

Staff report


West Branch High School students recently participated in a Grilled Cheese War. Students in Marsha Coffee’s Warrior Grill, a family and consumer sciences class, competed in hopes of winning a Golden Spatula award. The award, which is named after Chef Emeril Lagasse, is earned by students for being respectful, responsible and reading in her “teaching kitchen.”

Each semester, students are presented with the challenge of inventing a new grilled cheese sandwich. The criteria consisted of inventing a new, different and “edgy” sandwich that would appeal to the taste buds of their peer group. Students also were responsible for the creation and write up of the recipe, grocery list and budget as well as a mini food-truck display.

The following groups’ grilled-cheese sandwich creations earned the Golden Spatula award: Italian Grilled Cheese, a grilled cheddar cheese sandwich on white bread with pepperoni, basil and marinara sauce for dipping created by Peter Biery and Kyler Thompson; Bekfast Bunch Grilled Cheese, a grilled cheddar cheese sandwich on white bread with the center cut out and an egg cooked in the center created by Riley Tuel and Katie Greiner; Flyin’ Buffalo Grilled Cheese, a cheddar grilled cheese sandwich with buffalo chicken and mayo created by Luke Kozar and Tim Moore; and the GOTCHA Grilled Cheese, a mozzarella grilled cheese sandwich with shredded chipotle chicken and mayo on the side created by Luke Kozar, Gino Sabatine and Spencer Hoops.

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