In his tenure as an Iron Chef, Jose Garces has faced some formidable challengers in Kitchen Stadium. But his next battle may prove to be his most difficult to date. And in this one he isn’t even going up against a real chef! Garces will go toque to toque with Chica the Chicken from Sprout’s Sunnyside Side Up Show in a “Sunshine Chef” cook-off on August 23 as part of the show’s Food Week celebration. Cheese will be the the secret ingredient (well, maybe not so secret). The battle was filmed at Garces’ JG Domestic, where he was assisted by his kids, Olivia and Andres. There’s no word yet on who won, but the recipes, the network promises, will be easy enough for kids to recreate with their parents’ supervision.
Jose Garces and Chica the Chicken Photo: Courtesy Sprout