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ELS Virtual Cooking Challenge Presented by ConnectiCare

Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) is thrilled to announce the return of the Virtual Cooking Challenge, presented by ConnectiCare. Celebrity Chef Xavier Santiago is back and better than ever bringing new opportunities, twists, and challenges for contestants and cooking enthusiasts alike.
During the Battle Round the finalists and their sous chefs were given one hour to prep, create, plate, and present their dishes to the judges. The pressure was tangible, but each contestant stepped up to the challenge with impressive enthusiasm and vision.

What were the plot twists? How did finalists and judges respond? Who is this year’s cooking challenge champion?

Find out at the Culmination Event on April 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m. when we recap the journey, announce the winner, and hear from our judges and contestants.

The Virtual Cooking Challenge will help address barriers that contribute to local hunger and access to food by raising money and awareness and sharing healthy affordable recipes.