Moody: Students learn the importance of breakfast "Chopped" style

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MOODY, Tx. Moody High School students learned of the importance of breakfast in a breakfast burrito cook off styled after Food Network’s hit show “Chopped”.

Moody High School students learned of the importance of breakfast in a breakfast burrito cook off styled after Food Network’s hit show “Chopped”

Teachers say when students get a good meal before the bell rings, kids typically perform better in class.

Four 2-person teams competed against each other for school bragging rights for the best burrito.

Just like the show, Moody High’s version of “Chopped” was filled with culinary creativity and trash talk.

“I feel like I'm cheating a little bit, too experienced…all these amateurs,” senior Beth Bounds said.

She is grateful for the opportunity to pursue her passion of cooking while learning in school.

"I actually cook a lot of breakfast tacos and burritos at home,” Bounds said.

“Especially if I have friends over. It's my go to thing so I have a little bit of experience."

The state champion power lifter knows the importance of breakfast. She’s hoped a little extra green could give her an edge.

"Out burrito is very basic,” Bounds said.

“We're only adding avocado which is what I like to put in my breakfast burrito. That's what we decided to add"

The 40-minute competition put heat on other competitors.

"A lot of nervousness, but I have a lot of faith in my partner," sophomore Liz Perkins said.

Perkins hopes the new skill set will help her in the future.

"It's nice to know that I can provide for myself, I'll be gone in two years," Perkins said.

After all of the shaking, stirring and burrito wrapping finished, judges named Perkins and her partner the best burrito makers in school.

The winners took home bragging rights and $50 Visa gift cards.