Fourth-grader Madysun Christensen of Salt Lake City, Utah, has won the Sodexo’s 2016 Future Chefs: Healthy Breakfast Challenge with her Boil-in-a-Bag Omelet recipe.
Out of nearly 2,500 entries, Madysun, 9, was one of five finalists selected to create videos of their recipes, and the public was asked to vote for their favorite.
The engaging recipe videos from the 2016 finalists secured more than 167,000 votes this year—a record-breaking number, which is triple the vote count from 2015. Madysun will receive a celebratory event at her school and more than $2,000 worth of prizes.
“I go camping with my grandpa and a lot of my relatives and we make the omelets for everyone using left-over ingredients from other meals –– it’s everyone’s favorite breakfast.” – 9-year-old Madysun Christensen
Now in its sixth year, the Sodexo Future Chefs program encourages better eating by actively involving students in good nutrition. Students participating in the program represent 1,300 Sodexo-served elementary schools in 230 school districts and 28 states.
Watch Madysun make her Boil-in-a-Bag Omelet and join the Sodexo Future Chefs social media conversation by using the hashtag #SDXFutureChefs in related Tweets and posts.