Saturday 9th June 2012
Time To Be Announced
On June 29th-30th 2012, Chef Jamall Petty, host of the “Island Flare” television show, in conjunction with the Mall at Marathon, will be hosting a one of a kind, huge culinary battle for 12th grade students called “Food Fight”. A Food Fight is what happens when culinary arts are presented in the format of a major boxing event. This competition is our way of making a positive investment in the lives of young children with culinary talent but lacking the financial means to pursue further studies in this area.
Television has a very powerful influence on our children, and together we can use it to ignite something in our kids and demonstrate to them that there are people in the public and private sector of our country who support them and would be willing to invest in helping them to succeed and realize their dreams. In our last cook-off, Keiser University sponsored a $10,000, a $7,500, and a $5,000 scholarship as prizes.
This inaugural competition was won by Deandra Rolle from Aquinas College who received a $10,000 scholarship. Kendrick Rolle was the second place winner and received a $7,500 scholarship and Kristen Johnson was the recipient of $5,000 scholarship from that institution. Deandra is currently doing an internship at Walt Disney Resort; Kendrick is a chef at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island; and Kristen is still studying abroad at Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando and is set to graduate in 2012.
This year, the first day of competition will include the preliminaries- where the 4 highest scoring students will be chosen to advance to the finals. The following day, finalists will compete in the ultimate food fight- a battle where the students will prepare an entrée (4 Portions), which must include Bahamian ingredients. They will have an hour and a half to create a signature dish with the use of a mystery ingredient for a shot at the championship belt scholarships and great prizes. This culinary battle is filmed in a boxing ring, with announcer, boxing legend- Ray Minnis Jr. Once prepared, meals will be judged, presentations made, and prizes awarded.
We are soliciting individuals, institutions, companies and other charitable groups to become sponsors of this event, making an investment in these children’s future. Your business can get involved in one of several ways to be named a sponsor: