Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville is site of Iron Chef contest for Aramark competitors

Memorial Student Union Building game room - 05/01/13 - 05/01/13

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Five chefs from universities throughout Texas will be at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Wednesday, May 1, to participate in the first Iron Chef competition hosted by Javelina Dining, operated by ARAMARK Higher Education.

Chefs will start cooking at 8:30 a.m. and judging will begin at noon in the Memorial Student Union Building. Students from the university’s art, communications and theatre department will provide a live stream so that people who gather in the game room will be able to see the behind-the-scenes culinary action.

The chef contestants will be required to prepare a main entrée and a dessert using a mystery basket including three secret ingredients that will only be made known to the chefs the morning of the competition.

Once the cooking is complete, the dishes will be tasted without the panel of judges knowing who prepared what dish. The judging will be held in the game room and students are invited to attend to cheer on their favorite chef.  There will be a snack lunch provided for all who attend the judging and award ceremony.

Javelina Dining’s executive chef Craig Prestero Jr. will not compete, but will act as kitchen judge to ensure the contestants follow the rules. Prestero is the winner of three ARAMARK Culinary Excellence (ACE) gold awards.

Chefs entered in the competition are Reynaldo Gaytan and Eduardo Zozaya, from Texas A&M International University; Brian Sperl, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Randy White, from Lubbock Christian University; and Felipe Garcia, from Texas A&M-Kingsville.

For more information, call 361-593-4136.


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