PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Four teams will compete, but only one will win the “Iron Chef.”

On Monday, March 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Piscataway High School Commons will transform into a TV studio, showcasing the cooking skills of middle school students and their principals. The four teams will have one hour to plan and cook a delicious meal based on an ingredient list released to them that night. Adding a twist that commemorates Piscataway’s 350th anniversary, the main ingredients will reflect those available in 1666.

A panel of judges will sample the meals created by each student team from Conackamack, Schor and Quibbletown Schools, along with the team of principals, and crown one the “Iron Chef.”

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The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. While they enjoy the competition, they will dine on a delicious colonial buffet that includes Thanksgiving favorites such as turkey and stuffing, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, apple cider and apple pie.

Discounted advance tickets are available for adults at $7, and for students at $5. Tickets can be purchased online at PiscatawaySchools.org. Click on “Community Pass” under “Quick Links.” Tickets will also be available at the door, at the price of $8 for adults and $6 for students.

All food, materials and prizes for the event are donated by Sodexo Food Services. Sodexo will also provide a professional chef to consult with each team. The event is sponsored by the Piscataway Education Foundation.

The Piscataway Education Foundation is a non-profit, independent, charitable organization committed to establishing and maintaining a positive relationship between the Piscataway Township School district and corporate, business, community, individual and government entities. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.