PHS to host Waste Warrior cooking challenge

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Portsmouth High School will host an inaugural Waste Warrior cooking challenge on Friday as part of Stop Food Waste Day. 

Two professional chefs will compete in a culinary throwdown, serving more than 900 Portsmouth High School students, who will then vote for the dish with the most taste and least waste (reduced food waste gets bonus points).

Competing in the showdown will be Chef Steve DaFonseca, executive chef for the East Bay School District, Chartwells K-12, and Chef Jared Becker, regional executive chef for Chartwells K-12. The dishes will include buffalo chickpea tacos and sweet potato fries. 

The winning chef will make a charitable donation to either the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 

This event is designed to share recipes that can be easily replicated in a family’s kitchen at home to celebrate Earth month and Stop Food Waste Day, an international day of action where chefs participate in live cooking demonstrations to build awareness of the critical food waste problem and inspire change. 

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