One of our most anticipated annual “foodie” events of the season…Local chefs compete live at the Chattanooga Market under the pressure of Market patrons watching their every move. Five local chefs are chosen to compete in this event where they will have to be creative, quick-thinking and woo our judges.
It’s nearly impossible for the competing chefs to plan ahead, because the main ingredient (beef, chicken, pork or fish) won’t be revealed until 11:30am when it’s time for them to shop for the fresh ingredients they will need to complete their main dish. Patrons are encouraged to watch & follow as the chefs pick and choose amongst the freshest fruits, vegetables, spices, cheeses and more to make their dish remarkable.
From about 12:30 till 2:30pm market-goers will watch the chefs demonstrate their culinary skills using FiveStar cooking ranges, a longtime Market sponsor. Emcee, Kelley McCoy of KZ106, will give the play-by-play on what each chef is preparing, their ingredients and provide the audience with personal interviews from each.
While there will be a winner announced by our panel of judges – it’s really just a friendly foodie fight!
1) Peter Barlow of Easy Bistro & Bar
2) Eric Fulkerson of Bald Headed Bistro
3) Blacky Smith of Beast and Barrell (returning 2013 champ)
4) Eric Pippert of Alleia
5) Rebecca Barron of St. John’s Restaurant