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Yale Law School's Top Vegetarian Chef

I wrote a few years ago in my post, The $42,000 All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, about the abundance of free food at the Law School.  Three years later everything I mentioned in the post, except the price, still holds true.  To help illustrate the importance of free food at YLS, here's a clip from last year's Yale Law Revue, our annual sketch comedy show.  Sustainability (which I also wrote about a few years ago) and free food came together recently in a fun way when the YLS Green Team organized a vegetarian cook-off in support of Meatless Mondays in the Dining Hall.

Members of the Law School community were encouraged to compete for the title of YLS's Top Vegetarian Chef by entering their favorite vegetarian entrée recipes in the cook-off.  A panel of students, faculty, and staff reviewed the submissions.  The top eight recipes then went on to the final round of judging.  In the final round, the contestants had to prepare their dishes for evaluation by our resident panel of foodies.  The entire school was also invited to sample the dishes and vote on their favorites.  Below are some photos of the event.  Please excuse the poor quality; I'm still working on taking decent shots with my iPhone.

In the end, only one person's cuisine could reign supreme.  First-year student Jonathan Siegel wowed the judges with his entry:  roasted butternut squash with harissa vinaigrette.  For his culinary skills and creativity, Jonathan won a $50 gift certificate and will have his dish added to regular rotation in the Dining Hall.  Congratulations to Jonathan, YLS's first Top Vegetarian Chef!



Catering Services said:

Wow! This is a very nice article. I love food. The food in the picture looks delicious...

# June 28, 2011 12:59 AM

Lockanika said:

The food pics no doubt look delicious!

# July 23, 2011 1:20 AM
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