Palm Beach

May 27, 2016

Second Annual Delray Beach Chef vs. Chef Competition Begins on June 15

The Second Annual Chef vs. Chef competition will kick off on Wednesday, June 15 with a draw party, during which the brackets for the 16-week competition will be announced. The bracket-style competition begins on Wednesday, June 22 and will be held each Wednesday evening at 9:30 p.m. at Max’s Harvest, 169 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach. Each of the chefs will be given three secret ingredients, which will be used to prepare two to three dishes within an hour. Qualified members of the culinary media and foodie community will judge the Chef vs. Chef competitions, awarding weekly prizes and a grand prize to the winner. The showdown will continue for 15 weeks until one chef is crowned the winner.  The high-energy event, complete with music and lively commentary, draws hundreds of guests to the restaurant each Wednesday throughout the competition.

Chefs who will compete include:

Returning Chefs (8)

Jarod Higgins-Cut 432

Blake Malatesta-50 Ocean

Adam Brown-The Cooper

Eric Grutka-Ian’s Tropical Grille

John Thomas-Tryst

Bruce Feingold-Dada

Victor Franco-Oceans 234

Aaron Goldberg- Bogart’s

New Chefs (8)

Anthony Fiorini-13 American Table

Kemar Griffith-Rusty Hook Tavern

Josh Hedquist-Sweetwater

Chuck Gittleman-Kapow

Jordan Lerman-Jardin

Louie Bossi-Louie Bossi

Kevin Darr-City Cellar

Clayton Carnes-Solo Choy

Finals (2)

James Strine of Café Boulud, winner of the 2015 Chef vs. Chef competition, will compete against the 2016 finalist for the 2016 title.

All Chef vs. Chef events are open to the public for a $10 donation, which will benefit the

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