I did not manage to get the foreground (the food) with zero user interaction. I have achieved pretty good success at picking just the food with minimal user interaction. I will try it with a pure white background next.
I can now successfully manipulating individual contour areas.
For next week, I will (finally) work on learning more about food photography.
I I have most of the standard functionality working. Pretty much the only untouched coding is the resizing.