Tickets are now on sale for the Y.E.S. Chef! Local Youth Culinary Competition

Tickets are now on sale for the Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Competition to be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from noon to 4:00pm at A-B Tech.

The Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Program and Competition is one of the Brighter Futures Youth Enrichment Service programs offered by The Joseph Initiative. During the competition, teams from Asheville High School and Chestnut restaurant, Clyde A Erwin High School and The Biltmore Estate, TC Roberson High School and Dining Innovations at Biltmore Farms DoubleTree, and North Buncombe High School and Blue Ridge at The Omni Grove Park Inn will face off in a competition that will highlight the culinary techniques these students learned during their restaurant mentorships. Each team will present two healthy food items that will be judged by a panel of professionals from the restaurant community. The youth attending the event will also have the opportunity to judge the food items made by their peers. The winning team will hold bragging rights for one year.

The competition begins at noon on November 3rd and runs until 4:00pm. You can arrive at any time and stay as long as you like. The cost to attend is $10 per person which allows you to sample four food items and gives you a bottle of water. Once at the event, you can purchase additional tokens to sample more food items for $3 a token.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at

Anne Lazo

Anne is believes in giving back to her local community and loves serving people. When it comes to her involvement with The Joseph Initiative, she is passionate about creating an organization that values and serves others in a positive and encouraging manner. To help accomplish this goal, Anne is heavily involved in helping The Joseph Initiative with marketing efforts. On a personal note, Anne loves the outdoors and is an avid runner. She is a half and full marathoner and enjoys training for those races in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

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