YMCA teens compete in cooking showdown

Interview: Kalihi YMCA Cooking Showdown Keiki Winners
Published: Apr. 19, 2016 at 1:32 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 19, 2016 at 2:44 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Six teams of teenagers from the Y-M-C-A after-school programs in the Kalihi area competed in a top chef style showdown.  This year, there were teams from After-School All Stars – Dole Middle School, two teams from, Kokua Kalihi Valley, a team from Palama Settlement, and two teams from the  Kalihi YMCA Branch.    
The goal was to prepare the healthiest meal.  Kaiulani Odem is the coach of the first place team from Kokua Kalihi Valley.  Joining us from the winning team are Hiilei, Kapoli, Ziona, Keawaiki, Kaiao.

Since January, the teen teams have been meeting regularly to research, plan and practice preparing their healthy dish.  For the competition, teen teams will have one hour to cook a healthy dish that will be judged for its nutritional value, taste, creativity, and presentation. The teens will also be judged on their teamwork in preparing the dish.

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