Local teenagers involved in Rural Resources' Farm and Food Teen Training Program will show off their cooking skills Saturday in the first-ever "Teen Chopped Cook Off."
The Farm and Food Teen Training Program teaches local teens how to grow, cook, and market healthy, locally-produced foods.
From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, the teens will have a cook-off competition at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, at 2445 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy., in Greeneville.
Based loosely on the television show "Chopped," the cook-off will feature groups of teens squaring-off to see who can come up with the best meal featuring a secret ingredient, with the added pressure of beating the clock.
The winning group will be decided by a panel of judges as well as by the audience, all of whom will have a chance to sample the teens' culinary creations.
The public is invited. Organizers ask that those wishing to attend pre-register to ensure that there are enough samples.
Suggested donations for pre-registration are $4 per person, or $15 for a family of six.
For those who register on the day of the event, suggested donations are $5 per person or $20 for a family of six.
To register, or for other information, please contact Debbie Strickland, Rural Resources Farm and Food Training Program coordinator, at 636-8171, or via email to (firstname.lastname@example.org)