Who will be this year’s Iron Chef?
Get ready as celebrity judges score student chefs from six district high schools on their original recipes for the ultimate title of Iron Chef in the 14th annual competition on Jan. 18 at The Art Institute of California, 7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego.
What will be the secret winning ingredient this year? Tofu? Tarragon? Wasabi? Find out when San Diego Unified School District Culinary Arts and Management students battle each other preparing a three-course meal incorporating the secret ingredient.
Celebrity judges include: Claudia Sandoval, Master Chef Season 6 Winner, Steve Floyd, corporate executive chef, Brigantine Family of Restaurants, David Warner, corporate executive chef eat drink sleep, Chef Ken Irvine, Bleu Boheme & Sea 180, Owner and Partner; Chef Deborah Scott, Cohn Restaurant Group, Chef Larry Lewis, San Diego Culinary Institute program director, Senior Executive Chef; Chef Jim Phillips, SYSCO Business Development, Culinary Specialist; and Nicole Treadaway, The Art Institute of California – San Diego, dining room operations manager.
The competition is supported by the San Diego County Chapter of the California Restaurant Association and based on the Iron Chef America Series on the Food Network.
Here is the schedule for Jan. 18:
3:30 p.m. – Students arrive to set up; introduction of judges; announcement of secret ingredient
3:40 p.m. to 6:15 pm – One-hour timed competition including all cutting, mixing and food preparation; teams begin in 15-minute intervals
4:50 p.m. – First team presents to judges; presentations every 15 minutes
7:00 p.m. – Announcement of winning team
For more details, call (866) 275-2422.
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