Chirpped Challenge

by | May 1, 2019


Do you love to cook? Do you want to win $500 cash? We want to challenge YOU to our 2nd Annual Chirpped Challenge! Think “Chopped” meets “Fear Factor.” 

 In partnership with Collins Dining Hall, Kravis Lab for Social Impact is sponsoring a cook-off challenge where students across the 5Cs will compete to prepare their favorite dishes using CRICKET FLOUR as a main ingredient.

 The focus of the challenge is to raise awareness of alternative, more sustainable sources of protein that are both flavorful and healthy.

 Indeed, the challenge arose from an award-winning social venture. Two college students had the idea of creating a product that could have huge benefits for the global environment. They started a company, which soon was winning awards – including winning Shark Tank and getting a huge investment from billionaire Mark Cuban. Now they have begun a unique partnership with us at CMC to sponsor this challenge.

 Don’t want to cook, but still want to be a part of the event? While student teams prepare and cook their food, YOU can win swag and other prizes if you venture to eat such savory delights as seasoned crickets, ants, and waterbugs

EIGHT TEAMS will be selected. Teams can use ANY of these ingredients to create their favorite dish. But CRICKET FLOUR must be used in the dish.
Pantry Essentials
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Vanilla
  • Nutmeg/Allspice/Cinnamon/Cloves
  • Olive Oil
  • Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • PAM Cooking Spray
Vegetables and Fruits
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Bell Peppers
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken thighs
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey
  • Tofu
  • Eggs
Dairy and Grains
  • 2% Milk
  • Whole Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice