Students Compete in Junior-Senior Beef Cookoff

 Beef, it’s what’s for dinner, and it was at the center of a head-to-head cooking competition for the best student chefs across the state.

Several dozen students from all across Alabama who won local cooking competitions came to Montgomery today to compete in the Alabama Cattlemen Association’s Junior-Senior Beef Cookoff.
At the end of the day, Joel Dobbins of Etowah County took home the title “Best of Beef.”
“Food always helps people feel good. Everybody’s hungry all the time. Everybody likes to eat. So I like to make people feel good about themselves, let people have a sense of enjoyment and see a smile on someone’s face,” said Dobbins.
Dobbins took home a $350 prize, with his teacher also claiming $100. The payout came courtesy of Alabama’s Beef Checkoff program.
Organizers say these student chefs really get a chance to shine during the competition.
“There is so much creativity and time and preparation put into preparing the dish, making it look nice. It really makes it look like a culinary masterpiece, as I like to call it, for beef,” said Erin Beasley, Director of Consumer Marketing for the Alabama Cattleman’s Association.
Alabama News Network’s own Jeff Sanders and Glenn Halbrooks served as judges for the event. 
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