A Competition of Culinary Panache

 

The Asheville Scene Chefs Challenge pits the region’s top chefs against each other in an Iron Chef-style battle for the title of Asheville Wine & Food Festival 2014 Best Chef. And the best part is, you get to dine and decide who competes in the final competition at the festival! Competing chefs each offer up three delicious creations prepared around a secret ingredient. The votes from the audience and a panel of professional chefs, food writers, and culinary experts determine the night’s winner, who advances to the final Iron Chef-style battle.

 

Master of Ceremonies each night will be Susi Gott Séguret, CCP, CSW of the Seasonal School of Culinary Arts . Susi is a Certified Culinary Professional and Certified Specialist of Wine, hails from the depths of Appalachia in Madison County North Carolina, but honed her culinary skills in France, where she resided for over 20 years, earning a diploma in Gastronomy and Taste from the Cordon Bleu and the Université de Reims. Editor of 10 cookbooks and contributor to many publications.

 

The fun starts on July 1, 2014 at Pack's Tavern Century Room in downtown Asheville and continues every Tuesday evening through August 12 until the final battle of the top 4 chefs during the Grand Tasting at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, August 23, 2014.  Now is the time to reserve your tickets for the weekly challenge, support your chefs and be a judge! Attendees of the Grand Tasting can watch all the action from the sidelines. The winner walks away with the title of Asheville Wine & Food Festival 2014 Best Chef.

Scroll below to see the chefs and dates! You may purchase tickets for multiple dates from the Buy Tickets button.

 

 

Chef Chris Brown of Mountain Magnolia Inn in Hot Springs NC and Chef Mike Fisera of Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB) in Asheville

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

6 p.m. | $49

Pack’s Tavern | 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville

Includes six, small-plate creations prepared around a secret ingredient.
Tax and gratuity are included on EventBrite Website when you purchase tickets
Alcohol is not included.

 

Chef Ulfet Ozyabasligil Ralph of the Culinary Vegetable Institute at Chef’s Garden in Charleston SC and Chef Daniel Kaufmann of Magnolia Ray in Asheville

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

6 p.m. | $49

Pack’s Tavern | 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville

Includes six, small-plate creations prepared around a secret ingredient.
Tax and gratuity are included on EventBrite Website when you purchase tickets
Alcohol is not included.

 

Chef Ryan Kline of Buffalo Nickel in Asheville and Chef Regan Stachler of Little Hen in Apex, NC

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

6 p.m. | $49

Pack’s Tavern | 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville

Includes six, small-plate creations prepared around a secret ingredient.
Tax and gratuity are included on EventBrite Website when you purchase tickets
Alcohol is not included..

 

Chef Michael Kramer at Table 301 in Greenville SC and Chef Joe Mitchell of Chestnut Asheville 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

6 p.m. | $49

Pack’s Tavern | 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville

Includes six, small-plate creations prepared around a secret ingredient.
Tax and gratuity are included on EventBrite Website when you purchase tickets
Alcohol is not included.

 

Chef Steven Goff of King James Public House in Asheville and Chef Leisa Payne of Thirsty Monk in Asheville

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

6 p.m. | $49

Pack’s Tavern | 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville

Includes six, small-plate creations prepared around a secret ingredient.
Tax and gratuity are included on EventBrite Website when you purchase tickets
Alcohol is not included.

 

Chef Jeremy Smith of Selu GardenCafe Harrah's Cherokee  Casino  and Chef Edwin Bloodworth of Lex 18 Supperclub and Moonshine Bar in Asheville

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

6 p.m. | $49

Pack’s Tavern | 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville

Includes six, small-plate creations prepared around a secret ingredient.
Tax and gratuity are included on EventBrite Website when you purchase tickets
Alcohol is not included..

 

Chef Brian Ross of DOUGH Asheville and Chef Eden Roorda of Hotel Indigo Asheville

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

6 p.m. | $49

Pack’s Tavern | 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville

Includes six, small-plate creations prepared around a secret ingredient.
Tax and gratuity are included on EventBrite Website when you purchase tickets
Alcohol is not included.