Dordt College News

Iron Chef cooking competition to benefit Family Crisis Center

November 14, 2009

Iron Chef

Six teams of students from Dordt and Northwestern College will square off on a playing field like no other on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m.

It’s the second annual Iron Chef Challenge, where teams have one hour to create an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert, using one secret ingredient to be revealed the night of the competition. The event will be held in the Dordt College Campus Center Grille area, with funding and support provided from both student activity committees.

All proceeds from the college cook-off will benefit the Family Crisis Center currently under construction in Sioux Center.

Each participating cooking team is donating $75 to the cause, and Hy-Vee in Sioux Center is donating all of the cooking supplies. The winning team will receive prize money donated by American State Bank.

Those who would like to sample the culinary masterpieces can bid for eight seats on the judges’ panel at Bidding ends on Nov 19 at 10 p.m., with these proceeds also going to the cause.

Spectators can get in on the fun by donating canned goods for needy families. For each canned item donated, the donor’s name will be placed in a drawing for door prizes. The first 10 people that bring in 15 canned items will also receive a free t-shirt. Over $2,000 worth of donated door prizes will be awarded from businesses including Center Stone Jewelers, American State Bank, Carrie Foods, Holiday Inn, and Hy-Vee. T-shirts will be available for purchase.

Pizza Ranch has donated $250 worth of pizza, so spectators can also purchase pizza and soft drinks to help advance the cause. Free popcorn and cotton candy will also be offered.

Following the cook-off, spectators are invited to head over to the Blades hockey game in the All Seasons Center.

For more information about the Iron Chef Challenge contact Justin Carruthers. Those who wish to pre-order a t-shirt may contact Nathan Gorter.

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