New York Edge is excited to join the New York City Department of Education’s city wide celebrate of College Awareness Day with all our sites across New York City! On Friday, January 11 we will host class discussions about continuing education opportunities, early college awareness workshops for students and families, as well as alumni events!
New York Edge staff will be seen wearing apparel from their favorite higher education institution to promote discussion with students about our experiences in college. New York Edge is committed to the goal of empowerment and support for all our students. We give them the edge they need to succeed and so much more.
New York Edge closed out 2018 with our annual Elementary School Chopped Competition. Eight elementary schools from the New York area competed on Friday, December 28th to become Top Chef. We thank the staff and students of 146Q, 178X, 40K, 122Q, 116Q, 41Q, 96Q, 97X for their participation in the event.
The day began with students meeting Chef Corey, from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, who shared his journey into the culinary field and led a Q+A session for our students!
All schools participated in an appetizer round, in which, they had to create an original appetizer using the following mystery ingredients: kale, pears, and black beans. They then participated in a dessert round, in which, they had to create an original dessert using the following mystery ingredients: avocado, strawberries, and Cheerios. Students had a great time working with their peers to make delicious and nutritious meals for our judges to score and taste. Lastly, the final round, was the chef’s round. Chef Corey received a basket with mystery ingredients: kiwi, ricotta cheese, and tomato and had 25 minutes to create a dish in front of all students. A huge congratulations to our first place winners 146Q, second place winners 178X, and third place winners 40K.
Thank you to our Guest Judges Christine Cosmos, Chef Corey Samuel, and Sharim Estevez. You all showed great interest in the meals students prepared, were open-minded to trying new foods, and definitely kept the cooking spirit alive within our youth! Thank you for also being helpful, alongside Katie Booz-Mooney and Omar Alleyne with the set-up and breakdown of the entire event, and willingness to take on any task thrown your way throughout the day!
New York Edge is so proud of all our chefs and the creativity they bring to healthy eating!