The “Purple Cow Crew,” the team of young chefs from Thomas Nelson High School, was the runner-up in the annual Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef State Tournament Aug. 22 at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Each team member, Zach Johnson, Eli Clark and Makenzie Letner, qualified for a $4,000 scholarship from Louisville-based Sullivan University. The team was coached by the TNHS cafeteria manager Jennifer Young. First place in the tournament went to the “Cuisine Rebels,” Owen County High School, Owenton, Ky. Teams of 61 chefs from 14 Kentucky high school basketball regions faced off on the Gourmet Garden Stage in the lobby of South Wing A in the Kentucky Exposition Center during the State Fair.
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