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Poor Chefs Competition 2017 | Capital Dining
What does $3.15 get you? If you're Harriet Clunie, winner of this year's Poor Chefs Competition, it gets you a year's worth of free knife sharpening from the fine folks at Knifewear (knifewear.com). It also gives you the glory of seeing your name on a shiny silver cup. And probably bragging rights that a plate of butternut squash, brown rice, and a poached egg can get you the trophy. This was the sophomore year of the Poor Chefs Competition, a brilliant charity event in support Operation Come Home and the advocacy and support work they do for homeless youth in this city. The Poor Chefs is a playful contest meant to highlight how tough it can be to prepare a nutritious, delicious meal on a severely limited budget. It also highlights the remarkable generosity of the chefs in this city who step up to give back constantly. Three dollars and fifteen cents was the budget. With that paltry sum, the task given each of the five competing chefs was to come up with a pretty plate of tasty,