As part of our schoolwide Shabbat celebration, our Middle School students brought their cooking skills to the table for the 1st Annual Brandeis School Chulent Cook Off. Students were divided into 8 teams and prepared their best version of Chulent, a slow cooked traditional stew commonly eaten on Shabbat. Our chefs were provided with the necessary ingredients and diced, sliced and seasoned their cholent on Thursday afternoon. The dishes cooked on premises overnight, and the competition took place on Friday. Our judging panel included Esther DeMarco, who represented the Brandeis Parents’ Association, George Soba- Facilities Manager of Brandeis, Leslie Gang- Director of Admissions at Brandeis and special celebrity judges Chef Oscar of DOMA, Jeff Bessen, Editor of the Nassau Herald, and Mozelle Goldstein- Community Chef.
While each recipe was unique in taste and texture, 8th grade students Motty Gozenpud, Maor Shabtay and Ella Sellouk took 1st place with a flavorful and spicy chulent.
Congratulations to all of the chefs on a job well done!