Highland Elementary Student Inspires New Menu Item at the Owensboro Convention Center

Spectra, the providers of Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to the Owensboro Convention Center is excited to share a tasty new food item on the menu at the Artisan Café by Kentucky Legend® beginning on Monday, May 20!

In March, Spectra’s General Manager, Laura Alexander again participated in Highland Elementary School’s Leaders in the Workplace Day where students were asked to come up with ideas for the new item for the next year.

Those ideas were later discussed by the Spectra Food and Beverage team, and it was unanimously agreed that one student’s idea had the most delicious potential.  The team crafted the idea, inspired by 5th Grade Highland Elementary School student, Addison Spurrier, into Addison’s BBQ Crunch Wrap.  It will feature Kentucky Legend® ham, Cheddar cheese, pickles, BBQ sauce, and BBQ potato chips in a honey wheat wrap.

“Whenever I found out I won, I was super excited.  I did not know what to say,” said Addison Spurrier, a 5th Grade Student at Highland Elementary.  “I thought back to when we were given the challenge to come up with the new menu item, I thought about if anyone would like it.  Also it was unique and original.  Overall, I am super excited that my item will be on the menu for everyone to try and enjoy.”

“This is the second year we have partnered with Kentucky Legend® and Highland Elementary with great success,” stated General Manager, Laura Alexander. “ Last year we featured Alex’s B.L.T. Taco on the menu for a year, created in part by Highland Elementary School student, Alex Wilcox, and the Addison’s BBQ Crunch Wrap will replace that item on the menu for the next year.”

“We were so excited to attend Highland Elementary School’s talent show and surprise Addison with the news that she won.  We know the recipe will be a hit at the Artisan Café!” said Brooklyn Maple, Brand Director with Kentucky Legend.  “We love the creativity that comes from young minds, and we’re grateful for Spectra for facilitating this project.”

The Artisan Café by Kentucky Legend® is located on the first floor of the Owensboro Convention Center and is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 3pm and during special events.