Iron Chopped 2020
Whose cuisine reigned supreme at Iron Chopped II? On March 7, Scouts participated in the Popcorn Adventure event – Iron Chopped II.
Food Network personality Justin Warner emceed the event. Justin is best known for his appearances on Food Network, including the eighth season of the series Food Network Star, which he won. He is the author of The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them (2015). He is also the chef host of Eat the Universe on marvel.com where he makes meals inspired by characters of the Marvel Universe.
Scouts competed in a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Challenge and participated in a culinary class, teaching them five basic skills to help them make a bread pudding recipe from scratch. Sixty Scouts participated in total.
Judging the event was a panel of local celebrity judges, including Ramsey County Second Judicial District Chief Judge John H. Guthmann, Minnesota Gopher Punter and Eagle Scout Jacob Herbers, former Scout from Apple Valley and Top Chef Contestant Justin Sutherland, Jordan Smith from Black Sheep Pizza, Jill Skogheim from the 5-8 Club, Ann Ahmed from Lat14 and Craig Kaiser from Cry Baby Craig's hot sauce.
Everyone left with an Iron Chopped apron and some great memories. If your Scout would like to participate in activities like this, visit the popcorn website below to find out how!
Last year the Northern Star popcorn sale was the third largest in the country and raised over $2.2 million dollars for Scouting programs locally. For more information on the fall 2020 sale, visit www.buyscoutpopcorn.com.