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Iron Chef Competition will Raise Funds for Asante Africa Foundation

Martinez News-Gazette


‘Iron Chef’ comes to Martinez
Martinez News-Gazette | April 11, 2013
Gerardo Recinos

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Alhambra High School Interact Club will be hosting an Iron Chef competition on Sunday at 11 a.m. in unison with the downtown Martinez farmers market.

Rotary Interact ClubAll proceeds from the event will go toward the Interact Club’s service project, the Asante Africa Foundation, an organization all about teaching our children about other children living in extreme poverty who seek access to education for the sake of improving their life opportunities. Asante Africa Found­ation’s programs provide solutions that help disadvantaged children gain access to the education they crave.

The event is going to be a cook-off between five student chefs. Mayor Rob Schroder, Superintendent Rami Muth, and Martinez Junior High School Principal Helen Rossi will all get to taste the creations as the official judges of the competition.

However, not only will the judges have say in who is the true Martinez Iron Chef, but the people will too. Each chef present will have the opportunity to win the crowd over and raise some money themselves with donation jars that will be placed in front of their cooking stations. Whichever chef earns the most money in tips will be crowned the people’s champion.

Also, together with the event is a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses that have sponsored the events. Some of the supporters of the competition are La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant, and Bill from Chairs for Affairs, both of whom have donated, with a few more businesses on deck as of Gazette deadline.

“We put together everything that goes into it,” said Wyatt Licht of the Interact Club. “Hopefully we’ll have a lot of people coming out, we’ll have music and we’ll be directly connected to the farmers market.”

“Last year we got a pretty good crowd from the school and we’re hoping that happens again,” he said.