Iron Spud Chef Challenge: Chef Kurt vs. Chef RJ

Chef Kurt and Chef RJ

In partnership with Potatoes USA and the Michigan Potato Industry Commission, MSU Culinary Services is hosting several special events Feb. 12-13 to highlight Michigan Potatoes and introduce unique cuisine to the campus community.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12 beginning at 11 a.m., MSU Corporate Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski and Chef RJ Harvey will compete in the Iron Spud Chef Challenge at Holden Dining Hall. Chef RJ is the global foodservice marketing manager for Potatoes USA. At the Homestyle venue, they’ll feature a potato slider dish with a cucumber salad as well as a potato and steak taco. In addition to watching the chefs in action, guests will have an opportunity to sample small plates.

After the competition, we hope that you'll join us for other potato-centric events.

Tuesday, Feb. 12 during dinner, Brody Square venues will feature a variety of potato dishes, including homemade gnocchi with garden vegetable marinara at Boiling Point, potato shawrma at Pangea, a potato pitaya bowl at Dolce, a truffle and potato pizza at Ciao, and loaded baked potato soup at S2.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, the team will be at Sparty's Market offering small plate samples and easy-to-make potato recipes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Additionally, the evening of Feb. 13, a pop-up dinner at The Gallery at Snyder/Phillips will feature a Pho broth with potato noodles.

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Event Venue Name:
Holden Dining Hall
Event Venue Address:
234 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48825