BSU Chopped!

by Nicole Celeste, Student Weekend Activities Team

The hit TV show on the Food Network, “Chopped”,  is making its way to the Bridgewater Campus. Teams seek to compete for the coveted title of Top Chef here at Bridgewater. Sodexo chefs beware; there may be some competition for your job! Ok…that may be a stretch; so the students may not be working in a Bobby Flay Restaurant any time soon. But that doesn’t mean Student Weekend Activities Team won’t challenge these teams.

Here’s the deal. We invited six teams and six teams only to register for the contest. The teams are set up in two’s. The premise of the “Chopped” show and for this game is as follows:

“Their challenge is to take a mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into a dish that is judged on their creativity , presentation, and taste with minimal time to plan and execute. The show is divided into three rounds: “Appetizer“, “Entrée“, and “Dessert“. In each round, the chefs are given a basket containing between three and five ingredients, and the dish each competitor prepares must contain each of those ingredients. The ingredients are often ones which are not commonly prepared together.”


Alright, now that we have the main idea let’s talk  all the details. These teams of two will be competing for a pair of Sox tickets baby! And not just any Red Sox Game tickets; nay nay I say. We are having these teams compete for Red Sox vs. New York Yankees tickets. Talk about the Hunger Games! Although, I don’t know how hungry our judges will be…

 Our judges will hopefully be delighted with the visual, creative, tasty dishes our contestants create. But let’s be honest, the pairing of the food are certainly not complementary. So what are in the baskets? My lips are sealed friends! But I can tell some examples that have been showcased in an older show date; this included:  watermelon, canned sardines, pepper jack cheese, and zucchini. Mmmmmm that sounds yummy, doesn’t it? Don’t worry- viewers aren’t required to eat the food.

But we do have cuisine that will make your mouth water. Student Weekend Activities Team is pulling out all the stops. Ok, I will give you one item on the menu for our viewers to enjoy: scallops wrapped in bacon. Told you, we are going all out.

So, at this event you get to view food, taste food; and play with food? Yes, your parents always said never play with your food; however SWAT is going around this rule with some fun games. We are talking food trivia, taste buds challenge, name that culture and more! Major prizes will be given away too! The biggest of them all? A pair of Red Sox tickets for you!

The weekends aren’t just about sleeping in and watching TV. Its Springfest weekend and Chopped is coming to the large ball room near you. So stop on by, enjoy free food and win cool prizes! I bet the teams would love the support. Hope to see you Saturday April 21st at 5pm in the Large Ball room.



About cindykane

Director of @BSUInvolved and interested in leadership and professional development strategies. Mom, scholar-practitioner, looking to make an impact!

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