The Kids Iron Chef Competition Was Cheesy Fun! [Photos]
On Saturday, November 5th, the B.O.B hosted its annual GR .1K race to raise awareness and to help find the cure for Duchenne, a type of Muscular Dystrophy. It's a short race, for a big cause!
But just because it's a short race doesn't mean the runners didn't deserve the best reward of them all... food :) In conjunction with the race, a Kids Iron Chef competition was held after the race. Five kids were teamed up with "celebrity" chefs from around the area and each went head-to-head in a battle of noodles!
Curtis and I both had the opportunity to be judges for the competition so it was a lot of fun walking around, talking to the kids and seeing what each contestant was coming up with.
A table of different ingredients was set up on a table and each kid had to choose the ingredients they wanted. Between them, and their celebrity chef, they had to come up with the best macaroni & cheese dish using those ingredients.
The best part about judging is OBVIOUSLY getting to try all the food and although it was really hard to choose a winner... it had to be done!
Curtis, myself, and another chef had to try each dish and then rate each one on a scale based on different categories. In the end, Jason & Chef Andy Krause (head chef at Frederik Meijer Gardens) won the competition.
This was their winning dish which had a perfect amount of spice and heat, crunchiness, cheesiness and bacon!
You can see the rest of the pictures from the competition in the gallery below. Thank you to everyone who makes this event possible and having me be a part of it. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
You can learn more about Duchenne and how you can get involved here.