Jr. Iron Chef Challenge (Gr. 6-8)
Have you ever wanted to be on Iron Chef? If you are interested in cooking as well as eating good food AND getting to work with a local celebrity chef, this is the competition for you! We are putting together six teams, each made up of two students and a local chef, who will compete for the winning dish. Teams will have 1.5 hours to prepare a dish using a pantry of provided ingredients including two required local key ingredients. The winning recipe will be added to the Alexandria Public Schools lunch menu and highlighted on our website as well as social media. Teams will be judged on their innovation with ingredients, flavor, and overall palatability. Students with varying levels of cooking experience will be considered and are strongly encouraged to register in pairs. Students will meet one time prior the competition. Students will receive a chef hat and apron! Public is invited to enjoy the competition and free appetizers! Registration deadline is September 23.