First lady Michelle Obama was in Dallas Friday to judge a Top Chef cooking competition as part of her three-day Let's Move national tour.
Obama joined White House chef Sam Kass and "Top Chef" host Tom Colicchio as judges in a televised competition that paired child sous-chefs with professional chef — all former contestants on the Bravo television show. Fabio Viviani, Jennifer Carroll and Spike Mendelsohn were the celebrity chef contestants.
"Are you guys fired up?" Obama asked the kids before the event started. "The whole point of this is making sure you're healthy."
At the end of the 30 minute competition, the three chefs-student teams produced whole wheat turkey tacos, homemade applesauce and an arugula, carrot and avocado salad. The three judges were unable to declare a winner, declaring that all three teams won.
"The point in our decision," Obama said, was that when you pair great chefs with schools, "everybody wins."
Dallas local news site Pegasus News reported that the Top Chef taping was part of a Bravo show called "Life After Chef," a spinoff of the popular cooking series.
Mon, February 27, 2012
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