March 26: WSU chefs part of food bank fundraiser challenge

PULLMAN, Wash. – Matthew Lasof, executive chef for Washington State University Dining Services at Northside Café, will compete against two other local chefs in the Community Action Center’s Chef’s Challenge at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Gladish Community Center.

Jamie Callison, executive chef in WSU’s School of Hospitality Business Management, will be the featured guest judge.

Tickets cost $20 at the door and $15 in advance; advance tickets can be purchased at the Community Action Center or online at

The fundraiser for the Community Food Bank will require the chefs to use food bank ingredients, including one that will be a surprise revealed to them at the contest, to create delicious, attractive and healthy dishes within a limited time. Learn more at