School lunch workers cook up local flavors

Whitsons Culinary Group competition encourages recipe creativity.

May 16—Kitchen workers at the high school and four middle schools at Fall River (Mass.) Public Schools recently got the chance to show off with their own locally-focused recipes as part of a Whitsons Culinary Group competition.

As part of the company's "Tate of Fall River" competition, teams from the schools prepared items such as tiger chili and spicy Thai chicken stir fry; oven-baked falafel served in pita bread with hummus and tzatziki cucumber sauce; chourico pinwheels; and sour cream blueberry coffee cake.

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