Game On: 2012 Local Chef Challenge Next Weekend at Mall of America!
Another year, another eight chefs—and still, a $10,000 prize!
Emcee Jason DeRusha (@DeRushaEats) will be introducing baskets of mystery ingredients each round, a la Chopped, and the chefs will have 50 minutes to work their magic (plus a few more to plate) in a Cambria kitchen, ultimately serving a dish to DeRusha and fellow TC Taste judges Stephanie Meyer (@FreshTartSteph, food blogger) and Jason Ross (@chefjasonross, chef instructor at LeCordon Bleu).
- Doug Flicker, Piccolo
- Patrick Atanalian, Sanctuary
- Christopher Thompson, Masu Sushi & Robata
- Jim Christiansen, Recently at Il Gatto
- Jim Kyndberg, Crave
- Landon Schoenefeld, HauteDish
- Jack Riebel, Butcher & the Boar
We met with each chef recently to see them in action and get their thoughts before the competion, so watch those videos here.
The first round on Saturday will be appetizer-focused; the second on Sunday will be an entree. Then Sunday, for all the marbles, is dessert!
We hope to see you there! Follow @MNMOmag and #chefchallenge for live updates throughout the event.