Some Austin-area high school students spent their Friday sharpening their cooking skills and competing in a food truck battle at the Chalk Walk and Festival in Round Rock.
The festival staged the first ever High School Food Truck Battle organized in partnership with the Art Institute of Austin and culinary students from Burnet, Cedar Ridge, Connelly and Hutto High Schools. All of the students ' dishes were sliders served on Hawaiian rolls.
"We went with Korean barbecue with a type of slaw that's going to kick up the dish," said Connally culinary student Jonathan Vargas.
Cedar Ridge students made brisket sandwiches, Burnet students made a "jalapeño popper stuffed meatball sliders with smoky bacon barbecue sauce” and Hutto students made sliders with “herb-crusted pan-seared chicken thighs with coleslaw walnut crusted ricotta cheese spread and avocado cilantro."
The students from Burnet High School won the challenge and they will get a scholarship prize. All participants received awards and trophies and staff at Art Institute Austin said proceeds from the event are going to be donated equally back to the participating high schools.
The Chalk Walk and Festival goes continues Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and admission is free. GO HERE for more information.