Greenville County School student finalists announced for euphoria’s Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown

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Three star Michelin chef Curtis Duffy assisted winner Nayha Hussain during euphoria's 2017 Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown. Photo by Heath Clark.

The four Greenville County School student finalists who will cook alongside Michelin-starred chefs during euphoria’s fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown have been announced.

The student finalists are William Stephenson of Mauldin High, who will be paired with chef Brandon Jew of Mister Jiu’s in San Francisco; Emily Easler from Travelers Rest High paired with chef Vivien Durand of Prince Noir in Bordeaux, France; Andrew Espittia of Berea High paired with chef Teague Moriarty of Sons & Daughters in San Francisco; and Sadie Hitabidle of Wade Hampton High paired with chef Alex Jackson of Sons & Daughters.

The live cooking challenge will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, during the festival’s Sunday Brunch event on euphoria’s main culinary stage. One winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.

The winning student chef will receive a prize package from LiveWell Greenville and euphoria, and will also have his or her recipe added to the Greenville County Schools menu for the duration of the 2018-2019 school year.

The festival’s signature kids’ recipe and cooking contest allows district students from across the area to submit their original, healthy, affordable, and delicious recipes to be considered prior to the annual food, wine, and music festival.

The contest is designed to not only enhance understanding of the benefits of healthy lifestyles among Greenville County Schools students, but to also showcase exciting culinary industry careers to Greenville’s future workforce.

For more information on the Sunday brunch event and to purchase tickets, click here.

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