Posted March 20, 2013
Thirty students are buzzing with excitement. Waiting outside the classroom door, they are discussing rumors of kale, broccoli, chard, and beets. Every spring the kitchen at Edible Schoolyard Berkeley transforms into Kitchen Stadium, where 300 seventh graders get a chance to compete in Iron Chef, the final and culminating lesson for seventh grade. Every student, teacher, judge, and guest to the kitchen knows this is a serious, respected challenge.