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  • Joshua Morrison/News Kenyon College’s Hannah Goulder gathers vegetables her team needs to complete their dish in the Platinum Chef competition. The event was held at Pierce Hall on Tuesday afternoon, pitting teams from Tiffin, Malone, Hiram and Mount Union in the final round of the cooking competition where the secret ingredients were Spam and cherries.
  • Joshua Morrison/News The Food Network’s Emily Ellyn, left, shows Adrianna Leone how to decorate a cupcake at Pierce Hall. A build your own cupcake buffet was set up during the Platinum Chef competition.

GAMBIER — The best of the best in area collegiate culinary competitors gathered at Kenyon College on Tuesday evening to compete in the annual Platinum Chef competition, modeled after the Food Network show “Chopped.” Hiram College had taken home the first place trophy for the past three years, but fell short this competition from Malone University on Tuesday.

Culinary teams from Kenyon College, Malone University, Tiffin University, Hiram College and the University of Mount Union gathered in Pierce Hall at 3:45 p.m. to begin preparing for the competition.

“We’ve had this event for almost six years,” Chris Wisbey, resident director of AVI Food Systems at Kenyon College and coordinator for this year’s Platinum Chef competition, said. “We really just started it as a way to cook with the students.”


Sarah Poole: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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