Iron Chef Jr. competition gives kids confidence in the kitchen, and out

The competition was stiff to be sure, but good-natured, high-spirited and guided by a wealth of chef-expertise Orlando’s home cooks would surely love to have in their own kitchens as the Edible Education Experience (EEE) hosted the Iron Chef Jr. cooking competition at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden in College Park.

This was the third year for the event, during which students from the Orlando Junior Academy, grades 6-8, work in teams to prepare challenging recipes, each requiring fresh ingredients, seasonal herbs and vegetables harvested from the facility’s verdant garden. The competition serves as the final exam for the students’ 18-week culinary program, which takes place during their regular school schedule.

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