Junior Iron Chef
Monday, April 20, 2015 6:10 AM


Calling all MPS Middle School students!

A few of the finest Minneapolis chefs invite you to cook with them for the first annual Minneapolis Junior Iron Chef Competition!  The Culinary & Nutrition Services department and the True Food Chef Council are looking for 8 MPS Middle School students (currently enrolled in 6-8th grade) to be paired with 4 Minneapolis chefs for a cooking contest!  Participating Chefs include Marshall Paulsen (Birchwood Cafe), Ann Kim (Pizzeria Lola), TJ Rawitzer (Kim Bartmann’s restaurants) and Erica Strait (Foxy Falafel).  Superintendent Goar will be one of the judges!

The competition will take place on May 4th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Wedge Table (2412 Nicollet Ave).  Students and chefs will work together in teams to prepare dishes on the fly for a panel of judges to taste. 

Want to participate? Submit a letter of 200 words or less telling the True Food Chef Council why you are interested in cooking with chefs in the Minneapolis Junior Iron Chef Competition.  Email the letter to andrea.northup@mpls.k12.mn.us or mail to Andrea Northup, 812 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis MN 55411 – must be received by Friday April 24th.  Winners will be notified on Monday April 27th.  Please contact Andrea Northup at andrea.northup@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-2854 with any questions.