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Junior Iron Chef
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We host an annual Junior Iron Chef Competition to raise awareness for our district's shifts towards more healthy, fresh, scratch-cooked meals; and excite students about good food and cooking! Middle school students and local chefs team up to compete top-chef style competition for a panel of judges. The winning recipe gets added to the district lunch menu! This annual event is hosted in partnership with our 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 everyone who joined us for our 4th annual Jr Iron Chef Competition!  Congrats to Chef Joe Hatch-Surisook, Damont Jones, and Zofia Anderson-Kita, who won the competition with their  on their Asian-style meatballs and freekeh cabbage wraps! 
 
 
4th annual Jr Iron Chef Competition
When: May 10th, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Solar Arts by Chowgirls, 711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis, 55413
 
Emcee'd by  Vincent Francoual of Cara Irish Pubs and Chad Gillard of Midwest Pantry
 
COMPETING TEAMS
Chef Joe Hatch-Surisook Sen Yai Sen Lek
Damont Jones (Northeast MIddle School, 6th)
Zofia Anderson-Kita (Justice Page Middle School, 7th)
 
Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard Amalia, LLC
Graeme Scott (Barton Open School, 6th)
Diamond King (Franklin Middle School, 7th)
 
Chef Jamal Hashi 
Mohamed Ahmed (Jefferson Community School, 7th)
Sophia LaBrie (Lake Nokomis Community School-Keewaydin Campus, 7th)
 
Chef Michael Shaughnessy Young Joni
Cashoin Hodges (Hmong International Academy, 8th)
Abby Nolan (Lake Harriet Community School-Upper Campus, 7th)
 
 
JUDGING PANEL
Beth Dooley Food Writer
Geji McKinney-Banks MN Vikings Food Director
Bob Walser Minneapolis School Board Director
Tracy Singleton & Lily Singleton-Hill Birchwood Cafe
Bertrand Weber MPS Culinary & Wellness Services Director 
Frances Levy & Miguel Lopez Student Champions from Super Bowl Edition Jr Iron Chef Competition
 
Thank you to our event sponsors: Life Time Foundation, Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op, Alma: Cafe, Hotel, Restaurant, Brasa Rotisserie, Chowgirls Killer Catering, and Solar Arts by Chowgirls 
 
Junior Iron Chef Poster 2018