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Teens and tweens brought their imaginations, innovation skills and cooking skills to the fourth annual Teen Iron Chef Challenge at Wilton Library on Tuesday, Aug. 4.
The library’s annual Teen Chef Challenge for students entering grades 6-12 is “one of the more popular teen programs” the library holds each year, said Janet Crystal, marketing communications manager at Wilton Library.
Before each round, the two- to four-person teams were presented with a table full of ingredients they could use to create their dishes.
With whisks and knives available for use, as well as a microwave, the teams were then given 25 minutes to create each dish before presenting it to the judges, who picked the winning teams based on taste, creativity and presentation.
This year’s judges were Diane Wilson, library trustee, and Michael Bellacosa, information services and community engagement manager.