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Cast Iron Cook Off
September 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calling all FOODIES!
Our annual Cast Iron Cook Off features our city’s most prominent and rising chefs. It’s a chance to watch live as they create culinary delights for our panel of judges, using fresh ingredients right from the Chattanooga Market. Arriving in the morning and armed with their cast iron cookware, serving dishes, but nothing more; the Market provides each chef with a pantry of basic items (salt, sugar, vinegar, etc.), maybe a mystery ingredient or two, and a modest budget so that they may shop the Market for the remaining ingredients they need to prepare their meal. Market patrons watch as the chefs shop, prepare and present a meal that is healthy and fresh, while learning a thing or two to try at home.
During the final phase of the event, the chefs present their dishes to members of the tasting panel for judging. The panel is asked to judge based on appearance, taste, creativity and overall impression. The Cast Iron Chef winner will receive receive bragging rights, as well as a “golden ticket” to the 2017 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama this November.
2017 Cast Iron Cook Off CHEFS:
Rebecca Barron – St John’s Restaurant
Nathan Flynt – 2 Son’s Kitchen
Eric Fulkerson – Bald Headed Bistro
Chattanooga Market proudly announces the return of Cast Iron Cook-Off emcee and Nashville-based “good food guru,” Dyan Damron. She will give our audience the play-by-play on what each chef is preparing, their ingredients and provide personal interviews from each.