A special competition in Oak Ridge Wednesday had some middle school students sharpening their culinary skills.
Amateur chefs from Robertsville Middle School put their skills to the test for four professional chefs, including Robertsville alum and Next Great Cake Boss Star Heather Grubb.
The chefs took part in an Iron Chef competition. They had to make a tasty and healthy breakfast using a tray of mystery ingredients including eggs, ham, grapes, fresh pineapple and spinach. The surprise ingredients were a way for students to expand their horizons and get creative.
"I want them to learn that they don't have to drive through or go somewhere, they can open the refrigerator, see what's there and make something that's nutritious for them," said Janice Ford, a teen living teacher.
Students competed for prizes in the friendly competition. Fuel Up to Play 60 funded the competition as a way to raise awareness about exercise and nutrition.