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Tampa Bay area culinary students making their own fair food creations

Posted at 3:54 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 06:58:57-05

VALRICO, Fla. — Some high school students in the Tampa Bay area are gearing up for a big competition this weekend.

Culinary students are participating in the "FairTastic" food contest. Their goal: create the next crazy thing to eat the Florida State Fair.

The students at Bloomingdale High School are spending the week testing their creations.

Sebastian Sanchez participated in the event last year and says it taught him one very important lesson.

"From last year, i learned to like put so much effort in yourself and you will accomplish what you will like to do," says Sanchez.

He is making a deep fried strawberry with chocolate and a cheesecake filling.

Here is details on the contest:
Saturday, January 11, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The SILO Event Center
9036 Brittany Way
Tampa, FL 33619

Winners will receive their food featured at the fair plus $75 in prize money, tickets and armbands for the fair.