Chef Roberto Copa (Copa Restaurant owner) and Gwen Coley (Food Service Manager at George Watts Elementary School)
Last month’s Cuban Pork & Rice Bowl was created by Chef Roberto Copa (Copa Restaurant owner) and Gwen Coley (Food Service Manager at George Watts Elementary School). The Cuban and Spanish-inspired bowl featured local pasture-raised pork (provided by Firsthand Foods), brown rice, veggies (carrots, spinach, tomatoes, sweet red & yellow peppers), dates, figs, and spices.
About the 2018 Durham Bowls Competition
Chef Toriano Fredericks, Serena Fredericks (Boricua Soul Food Truck owners) and Venice Prince (Food Service Manager at Lucas Middle School)
On October 13th, 10 DPS Food Service Managers and 10 Durham Chefs produced mouth-watering samples of their recipe-in-a-bowl concepts designed earlier in the year to meet student tastes, school kitchen constraints, and all federal meal regulations. Over 400 students, families and community members turned out to eat great food, vote for their favorites, watch a documentary about Durham Bowls, face paint, dance, and more.
DPS Board Member Steve Unruhe
One parent who attended the event wrote, “My kids and I were blown away by the ingenuity, creativity and deliciousness displayed at this event. Durham Bowls made me so proud of DPS and of our community.”
Durham Bowls Competition Event (October 13, 2018)
All 10 recipes from Durham Bowls 2018 will appear on DPS menus in 2019 including the People's Choice Award-winning bowl created by Manager Keisha Jones (Eno Vally Elementary School) and Chef Stephanie Terry (Sweeties Southern and Vegan Catering).
For more information about Durham Bowls log on to www.DurhamBowls.org.