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Iron Chef, Gopher-style

I am a huge fan of the Food Network and one of my favorite shows is Iron Chef America, in which two world-class chefs battle in the kitchen to make the best dishes using a secret ingredient. This Friday, April 15, Gophers After Dark is hosting its own Iron Chef competition. 
The goal is to make one appetizer, one main dish, and one dessert, each incorporating the secret ingredient, in 45 minutes. Students are allowed to make teams of one to four people. Each team will receive a grocery bag full of a variety of foods that they can use to make their dishes. There will be three rounds--the two winning teams from each round will compete in the final round. The secret ingredient will be announced five minutes before the rounds begin.
Judging will be based on five criteria:

  • Taste (15 points)
  • Visual presentation (15 points)
  • Use of secret ingredient (9 points) 
  • Creativity (6 points)
  • Within the time limit (5 points)

The winning team gets a $100 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings! Learn more about the Iron Chef Competition and other fun events happening at Gopher After Dark on the Student Unions and Activities website: http://sua.umn.edu/events/afterdark/.

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