Hoisin Chicken wins DVHS Chopped Competition

All topped off with strawberry-cream-filled chocolate crepes


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Chopped Champions in the front row (from left): Shannon DeVuyst, Jackie Urmston, and Kelly Bailey; back: Jordan Hughes, Isaiah Guest, and Isaiah Davis (Photo provided)


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  • Chopped Champions, front row (from left): Shannon DeVuyst, Jackie Urmston, and Kelly Bailey; back: Jordan Hughes, Isaiah Guest, and Isaiah Davis (Photo provided)




  • Winning plate (Photo provided)




  • Jordan Anderson (Photo provided)




  • Lou DeLauro (11/12 Assistant Principal) and Tyler Smith (Photo provided)




  • Champion Award (Photo provided)



— The fires were on during the second annual Delaware Valley High School Chopped Competition.

The Intermediate Foods A students enrolled in Miss. Sikora’s Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) course, were pinned up against one another in a battle of the kitchens. Each kitchen group was supplied with five secret ingredients they were to use to create a dish that showcased techniques and methods learned throughout this semester course.

Groups were given boneless skinless chicken breasts, strawberries, cucumbers, eggs, and milk chocolate bars as their main components to work with. The students had one class period to develop a menu showcasing the secret ingredients and highlighting specific techniques they learned.

Recipes varied from homemade mayonnaise breaded chicken, Alfredo chicken pasta salad, boneless chicken wings and fresh cut fries all the way to chocolate crepes. After deliberating over their menus, students were given two class periods to prepare their ingredients.

On the third day, students were given 20 minutes from the beginning of class to finish their dishes and plating their delectable concoctions. Students were judged by administration, staff, and a senior editor of the Del.Aware, the DVHS school-run newspaper.

After taste-testing all of the mouthwatering plates, the judges scored the dishes on a provided rubric. The students winning the Chopped Champion award for 2017 are:

Kelly Bailey, grade 12

Isaiah Guest, grade 12

Jordan Hughes, grade 12

Shannon DeVuyst, grade 12

Isaiah Davis, grade 12

Jackie Urmston, grade 10

These students had a complicated dish that includes Hoisin Chicken topped with minced cucumber and green onions, then chocolate crepes filled with a strawberry cream sauce, with both dishes being separated by a homemade lemon sorbet palate cleanser.

Each kitchen produced remarkable dishes and showcased complicated techniques.

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