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Apex sixth-grader is finalist to cook with celebrity chef Cat Cora

Submitted by amweigl on 09/12/2012 – 12:10

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Apex sixth-grader Sydney McCoy (pictured at right) is a finalist in a recipe contest that could land her a chance to cook with celebrity chef Cat Cora. But she needs your vote.

McCoy, who attends Salem Middle School, is one of 10 children whose video was chosen as a finalist in theLoukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook recipe contest. You can see the finalists’ videos and vote for Sydney on this Facebook page.

Voting ends at noon Thursday.

See a video of McCoy making her Bird Lasagna here:

This budding gourmet chef even has her own website:

The winner will fly to Orlando to cook with Cora during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival next month. The winner will be chosen based on the public’s voting and the votes of a celebrity judging panel, including Cora and others.

“Loukoumi” is the name of an award-winning series of children’s books. The cookbook features childhood recipes from more than 50 celebrities from Opray Winfrey to Katie Couric. Author Nick Katsoris is a practicing attorney who lives in New York state.

Sydney’s day with Whole Foods and Ms. Carrie at the Western Wake Farmer’s Market 9/8/2012

Sydney was invited by Whole Foods to be the guest chef at the Western Wake Farmers Market for Potato Day.  Sydney and Ms. Carrie, from Whole Foods, cooked a delicious breakfast hash brown with sizzling bacon and vegetarian potato salad with vegetables.  The ingredients were bought from the local vendors at the market.  Whole Foods also raffled off a Potato gift basket.  The food was delicious and Sydney met so many fans and new friends.  Thank you Whole Foods for having Sydney as your guest chef.