Marilyn Magaram Center

Students compete in SDFSA's Annual Iron Matador Event

April 26, 2018

"This event wouldn't have happened as successfully as it did without the friendly, competitive spirit of the cooking teams and the volunteers who gave their time. Thank you to everyone that came out." -Kelsey Good, Event Coordinator

Iron Matador
Diana Aguirre from Team Fuego preparing their dish to be brought to the judges during the Iron Matador cooking competition. Photo credit: Katie Remy


The Student Dietetic & Food Science Association held their annual “Iron Matador” event last Wednesday. Four teams competed to see who would take home prizes in the categories of appetizers, entrees, desserts, and overall.

Judges were Jake Hagen, winner of the previous three Iron Matador competitions, Steve List, adviser of the horiculture program at Sylmar High School and Richard Weinrot, director of programs at the Food Forward organization. The teams had to complete and plate their menu within the hour given and present to the judges. The judges then deliberated and awarded the prizes.

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Contributor. “Students Dish It out at Iron Matador.” The Sundial, 24 Apr. 2018,