Empire Gardens Elementary
Empire Gardens Elementary

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Future Chefs 2023

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students! Can you cook? Future Chef’s National Culinary Challenge is back!  We are looking for your favorite fruit or vegetable side dish recipe. The Future Chefs competition is a fun way to learn new cooking skills and show off your love of food!

Eight (8) lucky winners from San José Unified will be chosen as finalists to compete in our live contest at Gunderson High School on March 21, 2023.  The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of our competition will receive special prizes!  As a bonus, the winner of this event will be entered in the Future Chefs National Challenge for some additional great prizes!

Recipes can be submitted anytime between December 9, 2022, and Friday, January 27, 2023, using the QR code to access the Student Recipe Submission Portal. Please encourage your students to participate.  It’s the culinary event of the year!

 

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Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

All students are eligible to receive one complimentary breakfast and lunch every school day.  We ask families to complete the Household Income form as part of the beginning of the year packet for students because it helps ensure that families and the district receive all the benefits to which they are entitled.  If your family falls within specific income levels, you may qualify for prioritization for some San José Unified programs.  We will send you a letter confirming your status, which may also be used to qualify for discounts or special pricing for services from outside vendors.

Families are also welcome to complete the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Application which may increase our reimbursement rates from the National School Lunch/School Breakfast programs.

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