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2012 Local Chef Challenge

Free event! March 31 & April 1, 2012 at Mall of America®

See photos and video from the 2011 Local Chef Challenge.
 


Congratulations to our winner, Chef Doug Flicker!


 

2012 Local Chef Challenge

 

Local Chef Challenge Photos



 

 

ROUND ONE

Doug Flicker (Piccolo) vs. Jim Christiansen
Winner: Flicker
Secret Ingredients: Buffalo liver, sprouted garbanzo beans, chili oil and dark chocolate-covered pecans.

Patrick Atanalian (Sanctuary) vs. Jim Kyndberg (Crave)
Winner: Kyndberg
Secret Ingredients: Quail, black bean spaghetti, bosc pears, and tahini sauce.

Christopher Thompson (Masu) vs. Landon Schoenefeld (HauteDish)
Winner: Schoenefeld
Secret Ingredients: Veal brains, Big Woods bleu cheese, pomegranate molasses and chipotle lime crackers.

Vincent Francoual (Vincent) vs. Jack Riebel (Butcher & the Boar)
Winner: Riebel
Secret Ingredients: Turkey tenderloin, honeycomb, turmeric root and black licorice.

SEMI-FINALS

Doug Flicker (Piccolo) vs. Jim Kyndberg (Crave)
Winner: Flicker
Secret Ingredients: Branzini (whole), canned sardines, pumpkin seeds, and tamarind chutney.

Landon Schoenefeld (HauteDish) vs. Jack Riebel (Butcher & the Boar)
Winner: Riebel
Secret Ingredients: Rainbow trout, canned tuna, dandelion greens, and ginger beer.

 

FINAL

Doug Flicker (Piccolo) vs. Jack Riebel (Butcher & the Boar)
First Place: Flicker - $10,000
Second Place: Riebel - $1,000
Secret Ingredients: Phyllo dough, dried blueberries, Thai basil, and barley malt syrup.
 

 

THE CONTESTANTS

Doug Flicker,
Piccolo
Meet Chef Flicker
  Patrick Atanalian,
  Sanctuary
Meet Chef Atanalian
  Christopher Thompson,
  Masu Sushi & Robata
Meet Chef Thompson
  Vincent Francoual,
  Vincent
Meet Chef Francoual

Jim Christiansen,
Recently at Il Gatto
 

Jim Kyndberg,
Crave
Meet Chef Kyndberg

  Landon Schoenefeld,
  HauteDish
Meet Chef Schoenefeld

  Jack Riebel,
  Butcher & the Boar
Meet Chef Riebel

 

THE JUDGES

Jason DeRusha
TV reporter,
WCCO-TV

 
Stephanie Meyer Stephanie Meyer
Food blogger,
FreshTart.net
Jason Ross
Chef Instructor,
LeCordon Bleu


 * Click here to download competitor bios and schedule (pdf).

2012 Local Chef Challenge Schedule

 

Produced By:

Sponsored By:

 

Lakewinds Natural Foods

 

 Hosted By:

Cambria