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Five FWISD High Schools Set to Compete in Annual Fort Worth Iron Chef and Silent Auction

Culinary students from five Fort Worth ISD highs schools are participating in Community Food Bank’s annual Fort Worth Iron Chef and Silent Auction event today. 

Beginning at 6 p.m. in Action Rooms A, B and C at the Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, 18 student cooks from North Side, O.D. Wyatt, Polytechnic, South Hills and Trimble Tech high schools will get to work creating their best appetizer, entrée and dessert dishes.

The food will be judged by a trio of local celebrity executive chefs including Chris Boydston of Bob’s Steak and Chop House, Debbie Berry of Classic Q and James Gaines of Reata restaurant. 

Bob Ray Sanders, former Fort Worth Star-Telegram vice-president and columnist, is the event’s master of ceremonies.  

The competition is a fundraising event for Community Food Bank, which serves as a food pantry and also offers education, programs and resources to needy North Texas families.

Guests will be treated to the live-action competition, similar to the Iron Chef TV series, and food tastings prepared by the 18 high school chefs. Officials with the District’s Career and Technical Education Department say the competition puts the skill sets of FWISD culinary students center stage.

FWISD administrators and teachers are invited to attend the event as Community Food Bank guests. The attire is a button-down shirt and pants for men and business casual for women. There’s no charge for parking.

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