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T.O.P. Chefs compete for disaster food-prep glory in San Francisco!

Submitted by on May 12, 2014 – No Comment

PGE logoThe Salvation Army in California’s Bay Area, the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments, Slow Food USA, Oakland Fire Department, San Francisco Emergency Management department and Pacific Gas & Electric Company are getting together right now for the first-ever T.O.P Chef competition.

The T.O.P. Chefs Cook-off (T.O.P. = “Taste of Preparedness”) cooking teams of disaster first responders are preparing a main dish and side dish from ingredients found in a typical disaster kit: non-perishables, freeze-dried items, bottled liquids, etc.

Teams will be given 30 minutes to prepare the meal before being evaluated by a panel of judges using a criteria of taste, quality, presentation, and, of course, creativity. Ingredients, cooking supplies (pots, pans, and utensils), a multi-burner stove and a variety of spices will be provided to each team.

The competition is sponsored by our friends at PG&E and helps The Salvation Army communicate the importance of having a well-stocked disaster kit on hand at all times.

Your kit should include first aid supplies, flashlights and 72 hours worth of food and beverages for each member of the household and the family pets!

:: Click here for a link to the T.O.P. Chefs page and watch the event live on UStream!

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