Franklin Tech holds cooking competition

Let the cooking battle begin.

Culinary students at Franklin Technology Center in Joplin competed against each other in a fashion similar to cooking shows like “Iron Chef” and “Chopped.”

Thursday’s final two teams of four were the winners of competitions earlier this week.

AM Winning Team: Hollis Cady, Kelsey Hays, Kaitlyn Rooney and Nichole Wickman.

PM Winning Team: Zach Cook, Catherine Griffith, Martin Santillian and Michelle Sherrick.

The theme of this final round was “Food at the Fair”. Students had to cook one grilled item, one item on a stick, and one sweet treat.

Winners were based on the food’s presentation, taste, and creativity.

The grand prize includes money to use for the students’ end of the school year trip.