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Penn College Chefs, Student Serve as Judges for Benefit Cook-Off


Penn College judges decide 'Iron Chef Williamsport' cookoff Two Penn College chefs and a culinary arts and systems student were the judges for “Iron Chef Williamsport,” Sunday’s charity cooking competition between pastors and teams from two Williamsport churches: St. Mark’s Lutheran and Pine Street United Methodist. Pictured from left in the accompanying photo are Chef Robert A. Armstrong, sous chef at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant; Chef Michael J. Ditchfield, instructor of hospitality management/culinary arts; and student Michael Yaw, of Trout Run, who judged the event. An audience of 72 people enjoyed a turkey dinner and watched the competition, which was emceed by Clear Channel Radio’s Gary Chrisman and simultaneously projected on-screen andstreamed online by First Contact Productions. The contest benefited Family Promise of Lycoming County, a local organization developed to help homeless families get back on track. Kristi L. Hammaker, health and fitness specialist at Penn College, is board president for the ecumenical group.

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