The Iron Chef Competition was held on Thursday, October 8th at CORE Academy. Six schools (CORE Academy, Menta Academy Hillside, Hillside East, Menta Academy Chicago South, Country Club Hills Tech and Trade Center, and Lake Shore Academy) worked in teams of 2-5 students and competed in creating the Perfect Pancake. Students spent weeks prepping for the competition. They not only utilize skills such as teamwork, sanitation, safety, and cooking, they also need to master many of the Language Arts Common Core Standards as well as the Math Standards. The students research a recipe, they determine how much the item will cost to create and how much they would charge for it, menu design, as well as a presentation on their pancake is all included in determining the winner of the event.
CORE Academy and Menta Academy Chicago South tied for the championship. Core created a pancake sandwich that also contained eggs, bacon, and a spicy sausage. MACS created a sugar lovers dream with their Oreo Pancakes. All the students involved in this highly competitive event exhibited excellent skills and should be extremely proud of their handwork.