For years, the Iron Chef cooking competition was a cult classic show in Japan. Then, the Food Network began their version of the show here in America. Now, the Williamson Farmers Market team is bringing Jr. Iron Chef to The Event Center in Delbarton, West Virginia!
On Thursday, January 9th, kids ages 9-13 will be showing off their culinary skills in the fast-paced cooking challenge. Only 6 spots are allotted for this competition. Jr. Iron Chef competitors must be able to cook independently, have some skills in the kitchen, and the ability to be innovative and creative with recipes. Each chef will receive a box of ingredients and will have one hour to create their winning dish!
“We have so many kids that come to the Jr. Chef classes on a regular basis, so this is a way for them to showcase their skills,” says Kristen Deboard, Marketing and Nutrition Manager for Williamson Health and Wellness Center.
Belfry Elementary School student, Randon Harrison is one of the regular participants of the Jr. Chef Classes. At 11 years old, he knows his way around the kitchen.
Kristen tells us, “Randon attended our Jr. Chef Camp and he impressed me with his knowledge.”
After making such a great impression during Chef Camp, Randon will serve as a guest chef for the event. In addition to the competition, Chef Randon will present a 30-minute cooking demonstration.
The competition starts heating up at 6 p.m. After the cooking is complete, judges will decide who the winner is. The winning chef will receive their own apron and hat with the Jr. Iron Chef logo on them. According to the event page, the winner will also earn bragging rights!!
Take the Challenge!
Do you know a great Jr.Chef that can win this competition? If so, pass the info along! Sign-ups are going on now and space is extremely limited.
Complete the online registration and get ready to show off your skills!