Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, VT
Jr Iron Chef Vermont
The mission of Jr Iron Chef is to empower Vermont students to develop healthy eating habits through the use of whole local foods.
Although the Jr Iron Chef competition is held once a year, its influence and impact extends well beyond the event. Teams from more than 55 schools begin to gather in September. They develop recipes, learn basic cooking techniques, and explore new foods, like local rutabaga. Once a recipe is chosen, students practice an average of six times, with increasing accuracy and confidence at every meeting.
Admission: $3 per individual and $5 per family
Morning heat: 9:30-11:00am; awards at 12:00pm
Afternoon heat: 12:30-2:00pm; awards at 3:00pm