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Lodge Cast Iron Cook Off
August 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm| Free
Calling all FOODIES!
Our annual Lodge 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 Lodge 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.
This will be a Team Tennessee sanctioned day event for the World Food Championships. What does this mean? Quite simply, a panel of judges will determine the winner who will receive a “golden ticket” to the 2018 World Food Championships.
The World Food Championships is the largest competition in Food Sport, where grand champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. The World Food Championships is also the springboard for many up and coming culinary stars and home cooks as they seek TV fame through many well-known food shows and acting opportunities.
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 2018 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama this November.
2018 Cast Iron Cook Off CHEFS:
Rebecca Barron St. John’s/Meeting Place
Dao Le Read House/Bridgeman’s Chophouse
Patrick Halloran Hummingbird’s Pastaria
Nick Thiers Culinard Institute
BJ Lofback Funk Seoul Brother