Dismas Charities Charleston Enters Corporate Cook-Off


In late Summer, Charleston (WV)staff members competed in a city-wide cooking competition similar to the Food Channel’s Iron Chef series. The event pitted employees from 11 businesses against one another and provided five mystery ingredients to create the meal, with each team having access to a pantry of spices, condiments, oils and other ingredients. The main ingredients were quinoa, sausage, Swiss chard, eggs, and eggplant. Meals had to be completed in one hour then presented to a panel of judges. The Charleston team members, which placed fourth, included from left above Cook Jay (Tiny) Boggess, Counselor Megan Shirk, Resident Monitor Supervisor Mike Patterson, Resident Monitor Phil Gross, and Relief Cook Jeremy Johnson.