Wawa announced that it is accepting nominations for its third annual Future Food Scientist Program, a half-day field trip to the Wawa Innovation Center for 8th grade students to learn about careers in food science through interactive stations educating youth on nutrition, sensory testing, food safety and marketing.
Students will have the opportunity to apply what they learn in developing recipes to pitch to Wawa culinary experts for a chance at having their recipe featured in a Wawa store.
Awarded to one winning class, the contest is open now through Feb. 7, and requires a teacher and/or faculty member to submit an electronic application with a compelling story as to why this program would benefit the classroom curriculum. Eligibility and application can be found here.
Wawa has partnered with Garnet Valley Middle School in Pennsylvania and P.S. duPont Middle School in Delaware, where both classes visited the test kitchen and applied what was learned to developing their own recipes.
GVMS debuted Chicken and Waffles in September 2019, and P.S. duPont will announce its recipe in March 2020. It’s now time to offer this opportunity to students in New Jersey.
“Wawa is proud to continue its commitment to the community by inviting local students into our test kitchen to have a hands-on, innovative experience as they explore potential careers in food science, said Mike Sherlock, Chief Product Marketing Officer. This program enables us to fulfill lives in new ways by sharing our values and commitment to quality food, while enriching the curriculum of our local schools.”
Wawa operates more than 880 convenience stores (over 600 offering fuel) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.