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From Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Nutrition Services and the True Food Chef Council...


Congrats to all of our chefs and students on another successful Jr Iron Chef Competition on Monday, May 8th, 2017! Amazing teamwork, creativity, and culinary skill were shown by all teams. Special congrats to Chef Lucas Rosenbrook from Alma: Café, hotel, Restaurant and students Riyan Said (Marcy Open School) and Max Myrvik (Ramsey Middle School) for their winning Turkey Farro Tostadas!
It was no easy task for our panel of judges to select a winning recipe. Some of the other recipes included turkey farro empanadas, Caribbean curried turkey stew, and turkey alambre! We look forward to including more than one of these recipes on our menu next school year. Thank you again to our sponsors and all the supportive staff, families, friends and community members who came last night to cheer on our teams!
This is an annual event hosted to raise awareness for MPS' commitment to healthy, fresh, scratch-cooked food. 
Our Junior Iron Chef competition also kicked off our fourth annual WELLNESS WEEK - a district-wide celebration of healthy eating and active living. 
Emcee'd by Stephanie March, Food and Dining Editor for Mpls St Paul Magazine
Particpating Chefs
Marshall Paulsen Birchwood Cafe
Vincent Francoual Cara Irish Pubs
Molly Herrmann Kitchen in the Market
Lucas Rosenbrook Alma: Cafe, Hotel, Restaurant
Riyan Said Marcy Open School
Navier Jiles,Franklin Middle School
Darah Ross Northeast Middle School
Tiana Novack Northeast Middle School
Amirah Bryant Seward Montessori School
Michael Dawson Field Community School
Miguel Lopez Anwatin Middle School
Max Myrvik Ramsey Middle School
MN Representative Ilhan Omar
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl Mpls St Paul Magazine
Barbara Koch Executive Director of Life Time Foundation 
Minneapolis Public School Board Member Siad Ali
Superintendent Ed Graff Minneapolis Public Schools 
Bertrand Weber Director of MPS Culinary & Wellness Services
Lachelle Cunningham Breaking Bread Cafe Executive Chef, 2016 Jr Iron Chef Competitor
Nyle Dickel (Ramsey Middle School) and Makiah Brown (Jefferson Community School), 2016 Jr Iron Chef Winning Students
Check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/125336024666170/
Curious what the event is like? Check out last year's recap video HERE
This event is a partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools and the True Food Chef Council, a group of Minneapolis culinary professionals who support and promote our commitment to scratch-cooking, food integrity, local food, and healthy eating.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Life Time Foundation, Restaurant Alma, Brasa Rotisserie, Chowgirls Catering, and the True Food Chef Council.