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Insect Cooking Competition and Cricket Tacos

Date: 4:30pm EST February 17

This cooking competition is the third event in the New Face of Farm to Table: Insects on the Menu series.

Several teams of students will put together a healthy and palatable dish that incorporates insects, and the winning dish will be chosen by a panel of judges including Dining Services Director Don Stanwick, Bill Schindler, and Jarrod Goldin, the co-founder of Entomo Farms


To enter the competition, students must provide a paragraph identifying what role insects could play in the creation of a more sustainable food system.


While students are busy at work cooking up a storm for the judges, Dr. Schindler will also be making cricket tacos on corn tortillas made from scratch for all to entice their taste buds. The dining hall will be open to the public for those brave enough to come try the cricket tacos for $11.75 per person, don’t worry that also includes all you can eat buffet of non-insect foods. 


This series is sponsored by the Center for Environment & Society, the Eastern Shore Food Lab, Washington College Dining Services, McLain Program, the Department of Environmental Science and Studies, the Student Environmental Alliance, the Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Omicron, & William James Forum.