FIRST LEGO League: Chef Chris Clime

Got a clean restaurant?

Then prove it — by getting involved in FIRST LEGO League‘s Food Factor Challenge.

That’s just what Chef Chris Clime of PassionFish (Reston, VA) did on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Brain Food science expo in Washington DC.

Brain Food, organized by Booz Allen Hamilton, brought together FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams and kids interested in finding out more about FLL, as well as other community activists involved in clean, safe food.

The highlight of the event was a sushi demonstration by Chef Clime. He got the crowd of children and adults involved in making LEGO-shaped sushi. He gave them food safety tips: the correct temperature for fish, cooking tips, and the difference between kombu and nori.

Then he showed them how to make sushi. He passed around ingredients. He emphasized good, safe practices. By half-time through his show, a huge crowd of kids (and parents) were crowding around his table, excited by his food.

FIRST LEGO League includes programming Mindstorm NXT robots and researching a problem in food safety. Teams of kids around the world compete in regional, state-wide, and national competitions, culminating in the World Championship in St. Louis in April, 2012.

Chefs: look for a team in your neighborhood. Show kids and their parents that you care about food safety. Using your knowledge and training in food safety, help them with their research project.

And have FUN!

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