By Holly Herman
Eriq Johnson could hardly wait to see what ingredients he and his teammates were getting to whip up a sandwich and a dessert Monday in the Chopped Challenge at Pottstown High School.
"I was baking all weekend with my mother," the 17-year-old junior said, waiting for Grumpy's fifth annual competition to start. "I really love cooking."
The boys were competing against the girls in Jackie Mathias' culinary class in the competition modeled after the popular reality television show, "Chopped," on the Food Network.The winning sandwich and dessert will be sold on the menu for a year at Grumpy's Handcarved Sandwiches, 137 E. High St.
The girls appeared to be starting at a disadvantage.
There were only two of them, but there were seven boys.