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For Immediate Release


Students from across Manitoba
compete in Localvore Iron Chef Cook-Off II

Winnipeg, February 3, 2012 – Eleven teams of Manitoban high-school students squared off this morning in a heated battle for the ultimate kitchen glory. The second annual Localvore Iron Chef Cook-Off took place at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate and challenged students to create a dish featuring local and sustainable foods available year-round in Manitoba, in less than one hour.

The winners in each of the three Localvore Iron Chef Cook-Off II categories are:

Tier 1: Culinary Arts - "Vicious and Delicious" from Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre with “Bison Tenderloin Persillade with Vanilla-Scented Parsnip, Asparagus Foam, Manitoba Vegetable Medley and Sautéed Crown Royal Apples”

Tier 2: Home Economics/Food & Nutrition - "Sisler Spartan Squashers" from Sisler High School with “Manitoba Winter Squash and Root Vegetable Pasta”

Tier 3: Aspiring Chefs - "Happy Homeschoolers" from The Learning Centre with "Carrot Lentil Soup with Stuffed Peppers and Biscuits"

Thanks to official emcees Chrissy Troy (Hot 103), Ben Benton (Savour Winnipeg) and DJ Mama Cutsworth for their colourful commentary for the audience. And to judges Ben Kramer (Diversity Foods Executive Chef, Elements); Jim Rondeau (Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs); Talia Syrie (The Tallest Poppy); and Marilyn Firth (Almost Urban CSA).

For more information, please click here to visit the event webpage.

To see the media advisory from February 2, 2012 about this event click here.

About Food Matters Manitoba
Food Matters Manitoba is a registered charity that engages Manitobans towards healthy, sustainable, and fair food for all by cultivating community food skills, carrying out public education, and forming partnerships with other community groups. For more information about Food Matters Manitoba or Localvore Iron Chef Cook-Off II, visit our website at http://foodmattersmanitoba.ca/


For more information, please contact:
Lauren Howard
Communications Coordinator
(204) 943-0822 or toll-free at 1-800-731-2638
(cell) 999-2043