Lemont kids put recipes to taste test

LEMONT – Young chefs gathered at the Lemont Township Community Center to compete in the second annual Kid’s Cook Off on April 27.

The cooks presented 23 entries in the categories of appetizers/salads, entrees and desserts.

Community members donated $5 to the Lemont Food Pantries in order to be the tasting judges.

Winners chosen in each category and age group received free kid’s meal certificates from 3 Corners Grill & Tap, Front Street Cantina, Jimbo’s Pizza and Stonehouse Pub.

The winners included:
Kylie Meloni – Appetizer/Salad 5-8 year old – Pita Bread Balsamic
Ellie Cuiching – Appetizer/Salad 5-8 year old – Strawberry Romaine Salad
Nawahl Bouchari – Entrée 5-8 year old – Piggy Pillows
Bridget McCuffin – Entrée 9-13 year old – Rea’s Chili
Haley Heeg – Entrée 14-18 year old – Cream Cheese Enchiladas
Caitlin Brennwald – Dessert 5-8 year old – Graham Cracker Pudding Tarts
Abigal Pacyga – Dessert 9-13 year old – Crushing Chocolate.