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Mayors cookoff, photo Baron Cope

Mayors’ cook-off promotes healthy eating

on September 12, 2011

Thirteen Contra Costa County cities participated in the third annual Mayors’ Healthy Cook-Off on Saturday in Clayton. The event encourages friendly competition and is a way for area cities to show their commitment to healthy eating.

Each team of three—comprised of the mayor and a chef and principal from each city—was put to the task of prepping a healthful brunch composed of ingredients hand-picked by each chef at the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market in downtown Clayton.

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, Eco Village Farm’s Baron Cope and Olinda Elementary principal Olanrewaju Ajayi represented Richmond. The trio chopped, diced and fired their way to the sixth-place spot with Cope’s creative versions of an omelet, fruit salad and salsa.

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