It’s part Iron Chef, part turkey – this evening, the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department will host its 15th Annual Turkey Cook-Off at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center. The free event pits staff and kids from 11 rec centers against each other. The winners will procure bragging rights for an entire year. The teams include staff and kids from the Mission, Chinatown, Oceanview, SOMA, and Bernal Heights.
There are three contests: one for the best side dish, one for the best dessert, and one for the best turkey.
“This is one of my favorite annual events – my belly looks forward to it every year,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “This is how Rec & Park likes to celebrate the holidays, with a family-friendly competition and good food.”
Each year, some 200 attendees from the community come for the free festivities, including dinner consisting of the each team’s rendition of the quintessential Thanksgiving meal. In addition to official final judgments, there will also be a “People’s Choice Award” in which all attendees can vote.
The free event will be held from 6:30-9:30p.m. For more information, visit: https://sfrecpark.org/event/turkey-cook-off/