DPS students competing in cooking contest

Some Detroit high school students are trying to cook their way to Washington, D.C. It's part of a cooking competition called Cooking Up Change.

The winning team will not only have their meal served at Detroit Public Schools, but the winners will also get an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to compete in the national competition. Some of these students have never traveled outside of their city, so this is an opportunity of a lifetime to travel, meet congressional leaders and visit the sites around Washington.

VIDEO: DPS Chef Kevin Frank joins us in the FOX 2 Cooking School with students LaSonia and Latrice from Golightly Career and Technical Center to tell us more about the competition. They shared their recipe for chicken shawarma, which you can find below.

For more information about the competition, visit www.cookingupchange.org.

Chicken Shawarma
2.25 oz. diced chicken meat
1/8 cup vanilla yogurt
3/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp paprika
1 Tbs. mayonaisse
1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 9" flour tortilla

1. Whisk yogurt, garlic, spices, Mayonnaise and Dijon Mustard. Toss Chicken in yogurt mix.
2. Pan fry chicken until semi-dry. 
3. Serve on a 9" Tortilla and roll up.
4. Serve with cucumber/tomato salad. Can be put on the shawarma or served as a salad on the side.