Iron Chef in Prison Cooks up a New Future for Filipino Convicts

Iron Chef in Prison Cooks up a New Future for Filipino Convicts

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cooking contest in Filipino prison -Reuters vid clipConvicted murderers and rapists in the Philippines faced off against each other in a prison battle using knives, but also aprons, pots and pans.

Teams of inmates in Manilla, many of whom have worked previously in the food profession, cooked against the clock to concoct a menu of delicious dishes in what was dubbed, “Iron Bar Chef.”

The cuisine contest is the latest recreational effort at the largest prison in the Philippines — part of a broader program of arts, crafts and sports that officials say has vastly helped the mood of the jail’s inmates.

“Our ultimate goal is for the inmates to be productive while in prison,” said Chief Superintendent Richard Schwarzkopf.

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