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Student chefs sharpen skills for 'Chopped' face-off

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hungry for more, hospitality management students at Mercyhurst University will host the second annual student version of “Chopped,” modeled after the popular Food Network program.

Mercyhurst’s version of Chopped generated its own top ratings last year on campus, said Allyson Schrimper-Minor, hospitality management instructor, giving rise to the second installment, slated for Tuesday, April 7, at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Center for Academic Engagement.

Tim Gilbert, an adult transfer student from Erie, will face off against returning competitor Ethan Sykes, a senior hospitality major from Ontario, Canada. Tickets for this highly competitive and entertaining kitchen battle are $5 and include a pasta buffet sponsored by Maplevale Farms. Members of the Mercyhurst community will serve as volunteer judges. All proceeds from the event benefit the Autism Society of NWPA.

Reservations are required and can be made via e-mail to Allyson Shrimper-Minor at aminor@mercyhurst.edu. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by contacting Shrimper-Minor, or can be obtained at the door.

Watch Last Year's Chopped event: