Up-and-coming cuisiniers and cuisinières faced off in the food labs of Burnaby Central Secondary last week at the school’s third annual Iron Chef Competition. Six senior teams and six junior teams battled for gastronomic supremacy, preparing a main dish and a dessert that had to incorporate a secret ingredient revealed only seconds before the competition began. Seniors had to find a way to work in coconut milk, while the juniors had to contend with pineapple. Teams were judged on flavour, texture, creativity, use of the secret ingredient and plating. Spice and Nice (Shamra Rosdeen, Shahzad Rosdeen, Mya Lee) prevailed in the senior contest with a chicken fried rice and baklava, while Triple S Squad (Ravien Srivarathan Naili Salami, Angie Soberanis) won the junior competition with pesto and a flan.