Chefs' Challenge - Sunday, September 28, 2014
Buskirk Chumley Theater Competition begins at 7pm
Community Kitchen will hold the eighth annual Bloomington's Chefs' Challenge on Sunday, September 28th. Based on television's popular Iron Chef, this culinary event will feature three local chefs who will have one hour to prepare a winning dish from a pantry of ingredients. A "mystery ingredient" will be revealed right before the competition begins. BCAT film crews will show close-ups of the fast-paced action on the theater's big screen. Emcees will update the audience as the competition heats up and the celebrity judges will pick the top dish. Judging is based on the use of time, use of product, including secret ingredient, presentation and taste. Three chefs have been chosen through email voting to compete in this year's competition. Check out the bios of chefs who will compete in this year's Challenge.
Chef and general manager at No-Coast Reserve
Years of Experience: 17
Where did you get your training? Kendall College, France, Purdue University
What do you love most about cooking? Every day is different
What is your favorite cuisine? Open fire cooking, like BBQ, Paella.
What has the biggest influence on your cooking? The ingredients around me
What do you feel is your top skill as a chef? Product knowledge
What's your favorite restaurant? Finch's Brasserie
Head chef at Topo's 403
Years of Experience: 5 Front, 5 Back
Where did you get your training? Ivy Tech Community College
What do you love most about cooking? The sensory involvement
What is your favorite cuisine? French
What has the biggest influence on your cooking? The Farm to Table Community
What do you feel is your top skill as a chef? Ability to accurately think on the fly
What's your favorite restaurant? Three Floyd's Brewery
Kitchen manager, Feast Market & Cafe
Years of Experience: 9
Where did you get your training? Sullivan University
What do you love most about cooking? Constant change of ingredients
What is your favorite cuisine? I love American and Southern American Cuisine
What has the biggest influence on your cooking? Farmers and the season
What do you feel is your top skill as a chef? I always want to learn something new
What's your favorite restaurant? It's hard to name just one. Le Pigeon?
Tickets are available at the BCT box office, Community Kitchen and Bloomingfoods for $25 each. Tickets are $26 if you purchase them online through the PayPal link below. If you would like to bid on Bistro seats, the opportunity to sit down front with wine and charcuterie and taste the chefs' fabulous creations, follow or copy and paste this link: http://auction.mediaworksonline.com/.Auction ends at midnight on the 24th. If you've never attended the event before, check out this video!
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