Veterans face off in the Ultimate Chef Challenge


The Mall of America's rotunda was sizzling Saturday afternoon as veterans and chefs participated in the Ultimate Chef Challenge. 

Both active duty military and veterans were paired up with a professional chef from a Mall of America restaurant for the Veteran’s Day cook off. A few duos wore matching shirts; other veterans channeled their inner chef in full uniform. 

Each team was required to use a military staple, an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) and transform it into a delicious dish. An eager audience peered over the edges of the floors surrounding the rotunda to see the teams racing the clock. 

The winners headed home with a Mall of America prize package worth over $500. 

Mall of America employs more than 100 active and veteran military personnel. 

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