Cox Mill High School students were recently given the chance to run Restaurant Forty-Six in Kannapolis for a night after winning the Cabarrus Chef Challenge.

Cabarrus Health Alliance, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus and Cooking for a Healthy Life partnered to host the 7th Cabarrus Chef Challenge in May and teams from local high schools faced-off to see who would earn the privilege of running Forty-Six for a night.

This year’s format required teams to create a three-course menu using provided ingredients.

Four local high schools participated in the competition and the finale came down to Concord and Cox Mill high schools.

At the end of the competition, the Cox Mill team scraped by with the win for its honey-inspired dishes. Members of the team were Brianna Kovacs, Briana Moretto, Madison Esposito, Nicole Vazquez and Rebecca Love.

The prize for winning the challenge was the opportunity to run the restaurant for the night on Monday, June 17.

Kelsey Heller, public health associate with the Cabarrus Health Alliance, said the students enjoyed the experience with their friends and families.

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