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Culinary Arts Students Win Food Bank Hunger Games

Released: 3/5/2014 2:01:58 PM

Burlington County College’s (BCC) culinary arts students recently took home the top prize in the Food Bank of South Jersey’s first “Food Bank Hunger Games,” a cooking competition and fundraiser that benefitted food-insecure families in South Jersey.

Six teams received an identical box of food normally distributed by the Food Bank of South Jersey and were challenged to create a tasty and nutritious meal from the ingredients. Each team’s chef mentor worked to help secure sponsors from the audience for additional ingredients. After an hour, a panel of judges reviewed each team’s dish.

BCC’s students came out on top with their chicken satay served on a bed of rice and vegetables, with a side of French toast points and apples. They were presented with a trophy at the Food Bank of South Jersey’s headquarters in Pennsauken.

Pictured Above: (left to right, back row): BCC culinary arts students Kennen Navarro, Zak Randall,   Nancy Raup, Marcel Wilson, Nathaniel Adams, (left to right, front) and Tasha Blocker took home the trophy (held by BCC Director of Culinary Arts Chef Elizabeth Dinice) at the “Food Bank Hunger Games.” Photo provided by the Food Bank of South Jersey.