On November 8, two teams from the Culinary Institute of America came to the ACDC to participate in a cooking competition run and judged by Vassar students. The competition was inspired by “Iron Chef,” a Japanese cooking show. At Vassar, the two teams had one hour to create a three-course meal, which had to include Samuel Adams beer. The judges awarded the team Celebrator with first place over team Spicy Nuts. Student organizers hoped that this event would cause a “massive shift in the way we view the culinary arts at Vassar.”