Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Coach Cat and JR Offensive Lineman Sal Perales compete in Iron Chef Competition

Lake Forest College hosted their third annual Iron Chef Competition on March 24th. The Forester Football team was represented in the competition for the second straight year. After finishing second in 2010, Coach Cat was a last minute substitute for a faculty member who fell ill. With less than 72 hours to prepare a menu and get a sous chef, Coach put together a menu that would make most mouths water. Incorporating the secret ingredient into all three course, Coach Cat's two signature dishes were his Mussels with a Chorizo-Potato paste that had the judges mouths salivating, and his spin on "Chips and Dip" for desert. His desert was sweet potato french fries that were then covered in chocolate (chilled) and then served with a milkshake dip. Many bystanders were able to sample the desert and nodded in agreement in their approval.

Coach Cat selected junior offensive lineman Sal Perales to be his sous chef for the second year in a row.

"When I look around the team, there are few guys that enjoy food as much as Sal and I do, it was a no brainer for me," said Coach Catanzaro.

Though the football representatives didn't win the Iron Chef 2011, they vowed that if invited back again in 2012, they will be ready to cook up a storm, and try to claim the championship.

Here is a link to the article from the Lake County Sun Times. SUN TIMES IRON CHEF COVERAGE