After two years of success, the Camas Iron Chef contest is returning for a third time.Hosted by the Camas Educational Foundation, last year it raised $2,200 for local students.
Organizers are hoping to exceed that amount this time around. They are also changing the event’s location from Camas Meadows to Journey Community Church in downtown Camas.
“Last year was nice, but we heard from our guests that they wanted a more central location with enough space to be able to easily mingle and connect,” said Deborah Mrazek, organizer. “Given how popular the event was, we decided to take a risk and expand yet again. This year we’re hoping to fill the house by selling 120 tickets.”
For those who are unfamiliar, Iron Chef is a cook-off contest, typically between two teams.
They are given a few secret ingredients, with a choice of others to accompany it, and in 70 minutes must create a three-course meal. “Celebrity” judges determine a winner.