organic local produce, TMA was chosen to host the kick-off event for Local Flavor Week.
Over 60 people including students, faculty, and representatives from both the USDA and the Office of the State Superintendent for Education gathered in our cafeteria to witness culinary feats of skill. Two local chefs, Peter Smith of PS7's and
chef Oliver Friendly of Eat and Smile Foods
were invited to come to TMA and stage a cook off. The challenge?
To make the best tasting salsa using produce from our Green Club's very own organic garden.
Two students, Parris Robertson and Nikishia Clark, were outstanding in their dual roles as MC's and Sous Chefs. They took turns doing play-by-play, color commentary, and finally 'plating' the finished products for all to taste.
Once the tasting was completed, audience members had to decide whose dish would wi
n; The fiery one from Chef Smith or the sweet, fruity one from Chef Friendly. When the dust had settled and the votes were counted the tally was 29-28...Chef Smith had won by one vote!
After the winner was declared, there were some leftovers that had to be put to good use...Who doesn't like watermelon?
Until we meet again...happy trails to you.