Just as every year, Ann Dvorak attempted to spice up her Food Science unit. Also, yes, this article is going to contain a lot of puns. Just dill with it. The rules followed that of the TV show, “Chopped”. Competitors were given foods to use in order to pre-pear a dish within a certain time frame. In order to keep things fair in games Mrs. Dvorak stated, “The only rules that I had [outside of the rules originally stated by Chopped] were to be respectful to one another as we had a small space to work in and they needed to share equipment if needed,”. So how did these ameture chefs take the heat? Lets see how everything panned out.
Paxton Smith, a sophomore in the Food Science class and a member of the team that won, said he felt very confident going into this competition and this confidence remained throughout. Aldough there was some doubt in certain instances, he felt satisfied satisfied with the final product every time. Paxton said this is probably due to his advantages in this competition. His family runs a restaurant and he watches Chopped regularly.
Morgan Heyden, a Junior and fellow member of the team that won, said she had also started this competition feeling fairly confident, but when boil down to it that confidence did not last. Granted, she wasn’t the wurst, however, it took a bit of time before she could gain her initial attitude back. Once she did though she was very relieved and satisfied with the competition.
In the end, even those who did not feel they had the advantage or skills for this were able to simmer down their nerves and overcome this competition.