WNC Chefs Challenge 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Each Tuesday night from February 12 to April 30, the WNC Chefs Challenge features 2 teams of chefs (1 Executive Chef and 2 Sous-Chef de Cuisine on each team) in competition for the "Best Chef in WNC". This is a total of 16 different teams of checf throughout the competition. The challenge involves preparing small plated dishes for up to 100 patrons each night. You and a panel of "professional judges" get to score the dishes and decide which team moves forward to the next competition!
Tickets are $49 per individual, plus sales tax, and gratuity ($67.97 total) are included in ticket purchase. Beverages may be purchased separately at the Chestnut Restaurant.
The "WNC Chefs Challenge" will take place at Chestnut Restaurant, 48 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 each Tuesday night (seating starts at 6:00 with the action beginning at 6:30) from February 12 to April 30th, 2012.
If the challenge you want to see is sold out or ticket sales has ended for that day, please call the Chestnut Restaurant (828) 575-2667) to see if seating is still available.
The 2013 nonprofit organization benefiting from the WNC Chefs Challenge is Eliada, a 109-year-old agency serving North Carolina’s children and families. Founded in 1903 by Dr. Lucius B. Compton as a home for women and children, Eliada’s full-service continuum includes 5-star Child Development Services (Pre School, After School, Summer Camp, More at Four); Residential and Day Treatment for children and adolescents; Vocational Education and Transitional Living; Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care; and Therapeutic Recreation services. Learn more about Eliada’s history and services by visiting www.eliada.org. The agency enters its second century with pride, committed to the fulfillment of its mission of Helping Children Succeed.
Please Note: We are not able to tell you prior to the dinner the ingredients nor are we able to have a special dish prepared for you if you have a food allergy (especially nuts or shellfish)
When & Where
Chestnut Restaurant - Asheville
Chestnut is an American restaurant located in the heart of downtown Asheville directly across from the Aloft Hotel and the double decker coffee bus. With reclaimed wood on the walls and the bar, iron work from local artisans, a large bar and a decidely comfortable atmosphere, Chestnut is a wonderful place to have lunch, grab a drink and a bite after work, or have dinner with friends.
WNC Magazine & Asheville Wine & Food Festival announces competitors for
2013 WNC Chefs Challenge
Fourth annual competition to name the “Best Chef in Western North Carolina”
from 16 competing teams beginning February 12 at Chestnut
Asheville, NC – For the fourth year, the WNC Magazine Asheville and Wine & Food Festival will host the WNC Chefs Challenge. The competition brings together culinary leaders from the region in weekly battles built around a secret ingredient.
The Chestnut Restaurant, located Chestnut Restaurant, 48 Biltmore Avenue, t in Asheville, will serve as host for the dinners each Tuesday, February 12 through April 30. The quarterfinals and semifinals will follow this summer at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival the week of August 22 through 24.
“This year we are proud to announce that the winner of the competition will receive $5,000 said Festival Director Bob Bowles. “This competition has grown to be recognized across the southeast and we are proud to showcase our great culinary heritage from all parts of Western North Carolina. Where else do you get a chance to experience the culinary cunning of chefs from major resorts to local hometown restaurants?”
Diners will enjoy six plated culinary creations (three from each team) that incorporate a secret ingredient and score each dish. The votes from the audience and from a panel of professional chefs, journalists, and culinary experts will then be tallied. A winner will be announced at the end of the night and continues to the next round of competition.
Reservations for the WNC Chefs Challenge are $49 per individual, and can be made by calling (828) 225-6944. Beverages, sales tax, and gratuity are not included. A complete schedule is listed below. Please visit www.ashevillewineandfood.com for more information on the competitors including portraits and biographies and to purchase tickets.
The Asheville Wine & Food Festival was established in 2009 out of a desire to celebrate and showcase the area’s chefs, wineries, farmers and food producers. Annual events touch on every facet of regional food and drink, including the WNC Magazine’s Chefs Challenge, Sweet, and the Grand Tasting. As a leader in the farm-to-table movement and home to the most-visited winery in the country, Asheville was voted number 10 in TripAdvisor’s Traveler’ Choice Awards for top food and wine destinations in the United States for 2012. The city features 250 independent restaurants and 12 tailgate markets.
Eliada is a 109 year old non-profit agency serving North Carolina’s children and families. Founded in 1903 by Dr. Lucius B. Compton as a home for women and children, Eliada’s full service continuum includes 5-Star Child Development Services (Pre School, After School, Summer Camp, More at Four); Residential and Day Treatment for children and adolescents; Vocational Education and Transitional Living; Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care; and Therapeutic Recreation services. Learn more about Eliada’s history and services by visiting Eliada.org. The agency enters its second century with pride, committed to the fulfillment of its mission statement: Helping Children Succeed.
More information about the festival can be found online at www.ashevillewineandfood.com. You can also follow through social media including Facebook (www.facebook.com/avlwff) and Twitter (@AVLwinefest).