Corbin High School’s Roastin’ Redhounds are two wins away from the state championship in the 2017 Junior Chef competition.
The team of Sarah Sawyers, Ken Trudelle and Makenzie Bellew defeated Boyle County in the second round of competition Friday with its Pollo y pavo fajita flatbread pizza with homemade pico.
“They did much better with the environment today. They answered questions better and everything,” said Corbin Coach Jessica Lester who had previously expressed concerns about how her team would deal with the larger, louder and more pressure-packed environment at the Kentucky State Fair.
With Friday’s win, the Redhounds have advanced to the final four and will return to Louisville Thursday to compete in the state semi-finals. The final match is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.
Corbin’s opponent remains unknown as only one match in the bracket that includes” Anderson, Henderson, Bath and Beaumont Middle was completed Friday. The remaining two matches will be held Saturday.
The eight teams on the other side of the bracket are scheduled to compete beginning Monday.
The “Iron Chef” style competition requires the three-person team to create a unique dish using five locally grown/produced ingredients.
In addition the dish must meet federal school nutritional guidelines for fat, calorie and sodium content, and be designed so that school food service may prepare it in sufficient quantities to serve during school meals.