Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Ultimate Food Fight Is About to Begin: The Second Annual WNC Chefs Challenge Has a New Home

Western North Carolina’s hottest culinary competition sizzles back onto the food scene on March 7. The region’s top chefs will square off in weekly match-ups that will determine who wins the title of Best Chef in WNC. The competitions will be held each Monday at Cucina24 in Asheville.

At each heat, two teams are given a secret ingredient to be featured in their culinary creations. Diners enjoy six dishes – three from each team – but are not told who has made each course. The diners then score the dishes using the same guidelines as a professional food critic to determine who advances to the next round. The top two competitors will face off during the finale at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting in August. The WNC Chefs Challenge offers a unique way to participate in the pressure-filled environment of a world-class culinary competition.

Round One

March 7
Bistro at Biltmore – Asheville VS. Deerfield Community – Asheville

March 14
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Café – Asheville VS. Tomato Jam Café – Asheville

March 21
Flight Wood Grill & Wine Bar – Hendersonville VS. Lexington Ave. Brewery – Asheville

March 28
Chef's Table – Waynesville VS. Chef Mo's Restaurant & Bar – Asheville

April 4
The Lobster Trap – Asheville VS. Posana Café – Asheville

April 11
Curras Nuevo – Woodfin VS. Never Blue Tapas Bar and Grille – Hendersonville

April 18
Boca – Asheville VS. Knife & Fork – Spruce Pine

April 25
The Orchard at Broadmoor – Fletcher VS. The Red Stag Grill – Asheville

Round Two - Quarterfinals

May 2, 9, 16, 23

Round Three - Semifinals

May 30 & June 6


The WNC Chefs Challenge Finale will take place during the Asheville Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting

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