Richfield South Education Center Alternative (SECA) school students, and ametuer chefs, placed first in a national cook-off competition on July 25, 2011 in Grapevine, TX for their . The competition was part of First Lady Michelle Obama's “Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest.”
Richfield's submission was one of more than 300 submissions from around the country.
“Prior to submitting the nutritious recipe, the Porcupine Sliders recipe was revised several times, removing fat by baking the meat instead of frying. Next, the students prepared Porcupine Sliders for the school,” said Superintendent Sandra Lewandowski said in an article on the school's website. “This experience provided a lifelong lesson in healthy eating, persistence, team work and a math lesson in preparing food for the large group.”
The school's big win brought $3,000 to the school and their sliders were put on 's menu at the galleria in Edina.