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Students and faculty at the Nations Cup International Culinary Competition

Nations Cup International Student Culinary Competition

Nations cup is a biennial event structured like the “Iron Chef” TV show, where competitors are presented with mystery ingredients and given a limited amount of time to turn them into five-star gourmet fare.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education welcomes teams of student chefs from six nations to its kitchens Oct. 15-19, 2013.

Team Canada won in 2011, taking the cup away from Team USA who won in 2009.  Needless to say, Team USA is looking for a win this year, but competition is always tough.

Click on the link below to watch the competition live at the times listed for each category.

2013 Competition Schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

  • 8:00–9:30 a.m. Appetizer Mystery Box
  • 10:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Hot Pasta Mystery Box
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fish/Shellfish Entrée Mystery Box

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

  • 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Meat/Game Mystery Box
  • 10:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Poultry Entrée Mystery Box
  • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Hot and Cold Dessert Mystery Box

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. National Dish Dinner and Awards Ceremony