Public invited to attend Platinum Chef Team Challenge on March 27

Four teams will soon compete in the 13th Annual Platinum Chef Team Challenge for high school students. The goal of the challenge is to encourage excellence in the area of culinary arts. The competition will be held in the Red Bud High School gymnasium on March 27.

The event is being sponsored by Red Bud High School, Monroe-Randolph Regional Office of Education, Okaw Regional Vocational System and Southwestern Illinois College.

The competition is similar to the “Iron Chef” competition as seen on television. Teams are required to prepare and present to the judges an appetizer tray, a salad plate, an entrée plate and a dessert plate in a specified amount of time. Teacher input is limited to three 3-minute conferences.

For more information on this year’s Platinum Chef Team Challenge, please see this week’s print edition.