Celebrating Culinary Excellence! The 2nd Annual Iron Chef was a live showcase of Primed & Prepped student's culinary skills as they sous chef for four chefs from selected San Francisco hotels. Held at San Francisco City College Culinary Kitchen in Chinatown
Let's meet the Chefs!
|Jesse LLapitan, Executive Chef, Palace Hotel. Jesse's unique blend of cuisines and use of the|
finest seasonal ingredients developed a signature menu with fresh California flair that is
exclusive to the Palace.
|Kevin Kacprzak, Senior Banquet Sous Chef, San Francisco Marriott Marquis.|
He started at a BBQ shack and learned to appreciate the art of BBQ and smoking. Southern & Low
Country food became his passion and is still a major influence on his food.
Meet The Judges
|Noah Griffin is the founder of the Cole Porter Society dedicated to introducing young people|
to the genre of the Great American Song Book through the genius of Cole Porter.
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT IRON CHEF?
|Lahrul is also an inaugural P&P student that came back to help out the team.|
He attends the Culinary Program at CCSF and works at the Fairmont Hotel
|Rickey is another inaugural P&P student that has a desire to become a Chef. He not only|
assists as the Intern Kitchen Lead in the program but has also recruited four new students to the program. He works
as a Chef Intern at the Fairmont
|The Hotel Chefs were so serious about this competition. It was a real teaching moment|
for the P&P students. Angel is excited about the skills he's learning!
|My students were so confident showcasing their culinary skills...look at my other Angel!|
|Can we just say FOCUSED! Darion worked as a Busboy|
at Sears Fine Food during the winter break
|During the event, I noticed that the Chef's really enjoyed working|
with the students as they infused a little humor along the way.
Micah, mixing away with that smile on his face.
|These guys took a moment to pose for the camera...what a great shot!|
P&P student Sydney loves giving the peace sign in photos!
|Chef's are very passionate about their food...they aim to please!|
|Our Chef Berlin was in his element surprising everyone with|
his New Orleans style Frog Legs and Gumbo!
MEET THE "DREAM TEAM"
|Supervisor Malia Cohen presented each of the Advisory Board Members with|
a Certificate of Honor recognizing their support to the Bayview YMCA's Primed &
|Mayor Lee assisted in the presentation of the Certificates!|
MEET SOME OF OUR
P&P PARENTS AND OTHER GUESTS!
YUM! A FEW OF THE
|Mayor Lee and Ron Ng, Chef Instructor, City College of San|
Francisco having a moment while P&P students stood
close by. I was reviewing the scorecards to find out who would be
the next Iron Chef!
|The students enjoyed hanging out with the Mayor taking selfies and laughing a lot!|
|Mayor Lee is officially Primed & Prepped|
my look? It is my tribute to Miss Robbie of Sweetie Pies. I love that lady!
AND THE WINNER IS....
(They were all winners in my book)
Team Nikko are the 1st Place winners!
Team Palace Hotel
Follow the link to see the KTVU TV 2 Newscast about the Iron Chef Competition
|Join us next year in February for the 3rd Annual Iron Chef Competition!|