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Campus heating up for Iron Chef 2010

Loyola press release - April 5, 2010

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!

Student teams from southeastern Louisiana will return to Loyola University New Orleans to find out who has what it takes to come out on top at the 2010 Iron Chef competition on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Danna Student Center St. Charles Room.

Congressman Joseph Cao, J.D. ’00, will be a guest judge for the competition and will be joined by Chef Mike Gulotta from Restaurant August and Chef Alon Shaya from Domenica. The free event is open to the public and presented by the Loyola Asian Student Organization.

Cao, a College of Law alumnus and former Jesuit seminarian, defeated nine-term Congressman William J. Jefferson for Louisiana’s 2nd district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in December 2008. He was the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress.

Iron Chef competitors this year include teams from the Loyola Black Student Union, LASO, Loyola Muslim Student Association, Loyola SGA and Asian organizations from Tulane, Xavier and UNO.

The event will also feature a silent auction and culinary offerings for purchase from Mikimoto, La Thai, 5 Happiness, Bangkok Thai and Hoshun. Proceeds raised during the evening will be donated to LASO’s spotlight charity, Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation, dedicated to the preservation, promotion and celebration of Vietnamese American history and heritage for present and future generations of Vietnamese Americans.

For more information on Iron Chef 2010, contact LASO co-president Carolyn Nguyen at 985-381-4709 or ctnguyen@loyno.edu.

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