Books With Bite: Teen Iron Chef Program
I’m a little delinquent blogging about my Teen Read Week (TRW) program, but it was a good one so I thought I’d share it with all. To tie in with the TRW theme Books with Bite, I had a Teen Iron Chef Program. The basic format is below. Feel free to adapt and use this concept for your library or teen event. It was a wildly successful program at my library. Participants, parents, and librarians were all happy with the outcome. The Iron Chef was awarded with a fabric cooler and a copy of Brandon Mull’s Candy Shop War.
Teen Read Week:
Books With Bite
Teen Iron Chef Competition
Who’s cuisine reigns supreme?
Teens will compete in the ultimate snack competition.
Materials will be supplied.
The ultimate snack will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
1) Creativity/Originality – 5 points
2) Appearance/Presentation – 5 points
3) Taste – 10 points
*** Important: Please let me know before participating if you have any food allergies. For example: nuts, chocolate, etc. You can still participate, but please do not handle or eat the items you are allergic to.
Cookbooks: Manga Cookbook, Teens Cook, Teens Cook Dessert, Real Food Real Fast (Found in non-fiction 641.5)
Fiction: Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer, Ala Carte by Tanita Davis, Girls Dinner Club by Jessie Elliot, Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw, My Scrumptious Scottish Dumplings by Cherry Whytock (Found in the YA Fiction Section)
1) Let me know if you have any food allergies.
2) Sign up to be a chef, judge, or the chairman.
3) Wash your hands.
4) Select your ingredients. You can take one of each item, however everyone must have a chance at choosing an item before you get a second one. NO HOARDING! SHARING IS CARING.
5) You have 30 minutes to make your creation.
Remember you are being judged on taste, appearance, and creativity. Judges have the right to not taste something they deem inedible.
7) Iron Chef Awarded.