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2013 Local Chef Challenge

Free event! April 6 & 7, 2013 at Mall of America®
 

Congrats to this year's winner, Chef Donald Gonzalez of Forepaugh's!

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2 DAYS | 8 CHEFS | 1 CHAMPION

Join us at Minnesota Monthly’s Fifth Annual Local Chef Challenge on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 in the Rotunda at Mall of America®. Eight local chefs will compete in elimination heats, advancing until there are only two chefs remaining for Sunday’s final duel—where one chef will walk away with bragging rights and cool cash.
 


THE CONTESTANTS

VideoMinnesota Monthly's Alex Huerter goes behind the scenes with the 2013 Local Chef Challenge competitors.
 

Donald Gonzalez
Donald Gonzalez
,
Forepaugh’s
Jorge Guzman
Jorge Guzman
,
Solera Restaurant & Event Center
Sarah Master
Sarah Master
,
Barbette
Marshall Paulsen
Marshall Paulsen
,
Birchwood Cafe

Nick O'Leary
Nick O’Leary
,
Borough & Parlour

Sameh Wadi
Sameh Wadi
,
Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

Doug Flicker
Doug Flicker
,
Piccolo

JD Fratzke
JD Fratzke
,
The Strip Club Meat and Fish
 


THE JUDGES

Rachel Hutton
Rachel Hutton

Food Critic,
Minnesota Monthly
Jason DeRusha
Jason DeRusha

TV Reporter,
WCCO-TV
Jason Ross
Jason Ross

Chef Instructor,
Le Cordon Bleu
Stephanie Meyer
Stephanie Meyer

Food Blogger,
TC Taste
Mariel Hemingway
Mariel Hemingway

Brand Advocate,
Cambria
 


2013 Local Chef Challenge Brackets

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