Is a pig faster than a fish? Local chefs race for charity

Gentlemen start your pedals…

Two local chefs took to the streets racing bikes that will be raffled off Friday — one step towards a $15,000 goal in support of No Kid Hungry, a charity against childhood hunger.

Chefs Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon and Ryan Prewitt of Pêche Seafood Grill raced bikes built by the Youth Empowerment Project’s Trafigura Work & Learn Center while dressed in costumes. These bikes featured in the video will be raffled off on Friday. They are decorated to look like a pig and a blue fish. Anyone interested in purchasing raffle tickets can buy them at Herbsaint, Cochon, Cochon Butcher or Pêche Seafood Grill. Tickets are $20 each.

Nola.com – The Times Picayune caught up with Stryjewski and Prewitt who explained the purpose behind the goofy spectacle. In the video, the New Orleans chefs say the bike raffle is one way they plan to raise money for No Kid Hungry. Later this month, the two chefs say they will join “chefscycle,” nearly 200 chefs and restaurant industry professional riding three days from Carmel, Calif. to Santa Barbara in support of the foundation.

Watch the video to see who won the street race.