Meet the Winners

Winners of the Great School Lunch Contest

We're excited to present you with the top winners of the Great School Lunch Contest! The teams slaved away in the kitchen to present the very best pulse recipes to the judges.

Each of the three Finalist Teams in the 9-12 grade level received a trip for each member of the team including the Adult Advisor to attend a Powered by Pulses Culinary Course at the Culinary Institute of America San Antonio Campus on July 11, 2016 and the Final Culinary Showcase Event at the School Nutrition Association Expo July 12, 2016.

Grades 9-12 Winners at the Final Culinary Showcase Event

Winners Grades 9 through 12

Final Culinary Showcase Event

  • Grade Category 9-12

    1st Place Winners:

    Ritenour High School - St. Louis, MO

    Team names: Chris, Darryl
    Advisor: Denise Schindler
    Recipes: Sweet Chickpeas with Rice & Awesome Egg Rolls

    2nd Place Winners:

    Chariho Career & Technical Center - Wood River Jct., RI

    Team names: Arianna, Ashley, Nathan
    Advisor: Linda Musch
    Recipes: Aztec Shepard's Pie & Mexican Salad Bowl

    3rd Place Winners:

    West Salem High School - Salem, OR

    Team names: Karoline, Marcella, Rachel
    Advisor: Andrea Foley
    Recipes: RaMarKable Burgers & RaMarKable Apple Muffins

  • Grade Category 4-8

    1st Place Winners:

    Heritage Middle School - Livingston, NJ

    Team names: Josh, Mia, Adam, Gracie (kneeling)
    Advisors: Lucille Barresi & Lynn Schwartz
    Recipes: Pulsonal Pizza & Soupreme Bean

    2nd Place Winners:

    Heritage Middle School - Livingston, NJ

    Team names: Benjamin, Shannon, Subha, Kristen
    Advisors: Lucille Barresi & Lynn Schwartz
    Recipes: Red Rellenos & Pick Me Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

    3rd Place Winners:

    Heritage Middle School - Livingston, NJ

    Team names: Gabi, Shaam, Amanda, Adithi
    Advisors: Lucille Barresi & Lynn Schwartz
    Recipes: Black Bean Lentil Burgers & Tofu Kabobs