A 2nd grade Gansevoort student is one of 25 young chefs competing for 15 grand, a cafeteria makeover and title of Ben's Beginner.

Gerald Arazu's Uncle Ben's White Rice And Stew is among 25 recipes in the running.

The competition with Uncle Ben's rice gives five families $15,000 and $30,000 for a cafeteria makeover at the kid's school.

You can vote once per finalist every day until November 6, 2017. The winner will be announced around December 1st.

Cast your vote at Uncle Ben's.

Ben's Beginners began in 2014 to create a movement centered around getting kids to cook. Last year's winner was from Michigan. Let's bring it to CNY this year.


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