The Nutrition Across the Lifespan class at Macon County High School teamed up with the National Guard to host the first ever Combat Kitchen last week. It was a cooking competition modeled after the Food Network show ‘Chopped’, consisting of three groups of students using military issued MREs (Meals Ready to Eat). Students are tasked with using the MREs to make a new entree and dessert in a 25 minute time span. Two guardsmen and our assistant principal, Nathan Wilson, judge each dish and provide feedback.
SFC Robert Moore from the Gallatin Recruiting office stated, “We started with three groups, one day they had to make an entire meal then another day a dessert, but the twist is they have to use a MRE, this is what the soldiers eat out in the field so the students really have to get creative. They can use anything in that pouch and there are three mystery ingredients that they have to use. This is the first school that we have done this with.”
Team 1 won the first ever Combat Kitchen!
Team 1: (1st Place) Chase Whittemore, Harley Gregory, Shana Newberry, Chelsea Avila, Michelle Brissette, Haleigh Herron, and Kinsley Green.
Team 2: (Third Place) Kendra Bautista, Mackenize Cassetty, Rachel Dodson, Logan Duncan, Devan Jones, Hannah Kemp, Bailey McClard, and Jada Ruiz.
Team 3: (2nd Place) Ashlan Doss, Hannah King, Justin Lyons, Kaitlin Goheen, Shayna Gulley, Sky Fuqua, and Alyssa Whisenhunt.