The competition is a truly exciting and fun competition where, contestants, staff members, compete in a three-round contest. The contestants attempt to incorporate unusual combinations of ingredients into dishes that are later evaluated by a panel of judges. (Sounds exciting right?)
At the beginning of each round (Appetizer, Entrée, and Dessert), the contestants are each given a basket containing mystery ingredients and are expected to use all of them in some way. The ingredients are often not commonly prepared together. (Let your imagination run wild with you there.) The contestants are given access to a pantry and cooler stocked with a variety of other ingredients utensils to make their masterpieces. Let the fun and food begin.
Did we mention each round has a time limit? (tick, tock, time counts) The time limit may vary from 20-30 mins per round. (Sounds like a TV cooking show, right?) The contestants must cook their dishes and complete the plates before the time runs out. (tick, tock,) Once the time has expired the judges critique the dishes based on presentation, taste, and creativity and select one team to be “Chopped”– Eliminating them from the competition.
Sounds like the folks at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation know how to have a good time, with some good food. The “Chopped” event is a fun example of how Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. It provides exciting events to interact with residents in a game that makes memories and draws residents and staff closer. We hope to see you there next year. Take a look at some of the great pictures from the event. If anyone has any questions about the event or wants to take a tour of the facility please stop by or call 570-386-5522 for more information.