Tyson Foods has been a partner with the Spark Program since 2015, and with Chicago Public Schools closing out the year, it only made sense to have our Spark students join us for this summer celebration.
A few of the students went head-to-head against Tom and Chef Kuan, battling it out for who could top the best dog. It was an exciting two minutes of strategy, execution and a little bit of healthy competitive banter.
Our judges crowned the Frazier International team as the winner with their carefully curated combination of baked beans, bacon, banana peppers and barbeque sauce—no ifs, ands, or buns about it.
To celebrate their win against a couple of Tyson’s Top Dogs, our Spark students enjoyed a lunch of Ball Park franks, and even got to weigh in on a few of our grilling polls, like how many hot dogs it’s acceptable to eat at your next grilling event.
SPOILER ALERT: It was almost a unanimous “3+, who’s counting” (#bodypositivity).
Chef Kuan, who has mentored with our Spark students before, said that his favorite days of the week are the days students from Frazier International Magnet School come to visit Tyson Foods’ campus, because they are so engaged and ask such great, challenging questions.