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Students Finish Summer Program with Iron Chef Competition
Students Finish Summer Program with Iron Chef Competition

Iron Chef on TV features top chefs from around the world battling to create the best dish in kitchen stadium. An event at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas had a similar idea, but featured middle school students instead of world-class chefs.

About 120 of the highest achieving students were part of the Iron Chef competition Thursday. The students spent the past five weeks preparing for the feast by researching organic food, sustainable resources and food-related illnesses.

All of that preparation was used to create a meal for about 300 family and friends, including Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones.

“It is about keeping kids engaged and keeping their minds engaged in the summer. This is so much better than a video game or watching TV,” Jones said.

Classes at the academy can cost close to $3,000 per student, but these students were able to attend thanks to a donation from GB Henderson, a local business that creates programs for high-achieving students.

GB Henderson has donated $2 million to the school district to help pay for programs like the one at the culinary academy.

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