MightyMeals Features Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge Recipe

MightyMeals Features Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge Recipe

50% of the Proceeds from the Herndon High School Award Winning Carne Asada Steak Will Go to the Real Food for Kids Chefs Feeding Families Initiative

Real Food for Kids, a nonprofit focused on elevating school food, hosted a culinary challenge with more than 20 regional high school and middle school culinary teams competing from Fairfax, Prince William, Alexandria City, Arlington, Loudoun, Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. 

This year, due to COVID-19, the Culinary Challenge was postponed and has just been conducted virtually with a judging panel comprised of Chef David Guas (Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery,) Chef Ype Von Hengst (Silver and Silver Diner,) Tim Ma (American Son and Laoban Dumplings,) and Ruth Gresser (Pizzeria Paradiso.)

The following are the Culinary Challenge winners:  

      • 1st Place: Takoma Park Middle School, Rasta Ramen Bowl
      • 2nd Place: Chantilly Academy, Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs with Orzo Salad
      • 3rd Place, Herndon High School, Carne Asada Tacos with Asian Slaw

MightyMeals is proud to have teamed up with the Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families initiative and since April has donated close to 2,000 MightyMeals to families across the DC metro area. 

Starting July 27, MightyMeals is also featuring the 3rd Place recipe on their menu as a fundraiser. 50% of the proceeds from the Real Food for Kids Carne Asada Steak will go to Real Food for Kids Chefs Feeding Families Initiative. 

Carne Asada Steak

Order the Herndon High School Carne Asada Steak and help support Real Food for Kids! 

Real Food for Kids Carne Asada Steak: Carne asada marinated flank steak served with cilantro jasmine rice, sautéed black beans, mango relish, and roasted pepper and onions. 

About Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families | Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families is a joint project with Washington, D.C., metro-area restaurants to provide nourishing grab-and-go meals to school children and their families impacted by closed schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Co-founded by Chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington, Va. and Real Food for Kids, Chefs Feeding Families provides funding for food, supplies, and restaurant staff to feed as many families as possible and create employment opportunities within the restaurant community also impacted by COVID-19 closures. Visit www.realfoodforkids.org/chefsfeedingfamilies to find the latest information about meal availability in your area and learn how to provide more meals for families in need.