Junior Iron Chef Super Bowl Edition
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Junior Iron Chef Super Bowl Edition

Junior Iron Chef Super Bowl Edition
Inspired by our annual Junior Iron Chef Competition held in May, MPS Culinary & Wellness Services, hosted a special, one-time....


Siixteen middle and high schools students teamed up with local chefs and NFL players for this Super Bowl edition, top-chef style cooking competition! The winning team's recipe will be served out of MPS' food truck during Super Bowl Week! 
2017 Junior Iron Chef Super Bowl Edition WINNERS
Congratulations to all of our students and chefs! Special congrats to our champions:
Jorge Guzman, Vikings Legend Greg Coleman, Miguel Lozpen (Anwatin Middle School) and Frances Levy (South High School).
Watch for their winning Turkey Alambre--which will be served out of our new Street Eats food truck this winter! 
October 10th, 2017
5:00-5:30 Pre-event Reception | 5:30-8:30pm Competition
ARIA, 105 N 1st Street, Minneapolis 
Emceed by the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern and WCCO's Jason DeRusha.
Lucas Rosenbrook, Alma: Cafe, Hotel, Restaurant--2017 Jr Iron Chef Competition Champions!
Max Myrvik, Washburn High School, 9th Grade
Riyan Said, Marcy Open School, 8th Grade
Lachelle Cunningham, Breaking Bread Cafe
Nat Chang-Deutsch, Barton Open School, 6th Grade
Liang Jiang, Southwest High School, 12th Grade
Joe Hatch-Surisook, Sen Yai Sen Lek
Carter Bursinger, Sanford Middle School, 6th Grade 
Issa Issa, Edison High School, 9th Grade
Erick Harcey, Upton 43
Naimah Muhammad, Marcy Open School, 7th Grade
Richard Walker, North High School, 9th Grade
Jorge Guzman
Miguel Lopez Zurita, Anwatin Middle School, 7th Grade
Frances Levy, South High School, 10th Grade
Marshall Paulsen, Birchwood Cafe
Evan Decker, Justice Page Middle School, 6th Grade
Christell Mitchell, Roosevelt High School, 10th Grade 
Liz Mullen, Chowgirls Killer Catering
Countess Williamson, Field Middle School, 6th Grade
Ridwan Abdulkadir, Heritage High School, 12th Grade
Mike Brown, Travail
Brianna Phillips, Hmong International Academy, 8th Grade
Piet Slager, Southwest High School, 12th Grade
Tomme Beevas, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
Giji McKinney, Food Director of MN Vikings
Mary Jane Melendez, Executive Director of General Mills Foundation & Super Bowl Legacy Fund Representative
Brent Preppernau, Cargill Chef
Bertrand Weber, MPS Culinary & Wellness Services
James Pierce, Cargill Foundation Board Member
Event Sponsorship
MPS is excited to host this event in partnership with the Super Bowl Legacy Fund, Cargill, and our True Food Chef Council. In the spirit of MPS Culinary & Wellness Services' and the Super Bowl Legacy Fund's shared commitment to promoting healthy eating and active living, this event encourage students to find fun in cooking, promote fresh and healthy food, and provide a unique opportunity for students to be mentored by some of our community's best chefs and professional athletes.