Update: Thanks to all that entered, what an awesome contest! Sorry to say, there can be only one winner, but we’re happy to announce that Michele, you’re the winner. We’ll be contacting you via e-mail soon. Tix are still on sale if you didn’t get to win. :)
We’ve been counting down the days, hours, and minutes until 7 pm this Friday, 9/18 at the Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton. That’s when 8 super-talented chefs from Connecticut will do battle to see who takes home the culinary belt and gets to brag about the win all year long. But, it’s not just about watching these incredibly talented chefs do battle and rib each other. Nope. You can check out the buffet, taste some apps, drink some free wine and beer (Host Chef Plum’s arranged for some great beer, btw), and dessert! Also, there will be some judges that we love there, too: Chef Derrick Prince of Stanton Social, Judy and Joy, and Ken Tuccio.
There are still some tickets left for this major fundraiser for The Optimus Foundation . . . but we’ve got a nice deal for ya. Just tell us right here on the blog which chef you think will win and you’ll be entered to win a pair of General Admission tickets (a $100 value). The contest goes until Wednesday, 9/16 until 5 pm.
Here are the chefs who will be competing (and you could also check out our interview of each competitor here):
- Mark Vecchitto – Seehund German Pub: 2014 Winner
- Adam Bedini – StrEATery
- Carlos Baez – The Spread
- Dan Monroe – The Pantry
- Justin Kern – Meeting House Pub
- Joshua Morosi – A Chef’s Choice
- Jason Maur – MaurPowerFoodie and Masterchef Season 3
- Carol Koty – The Waterview and Lockwood Lodge and World Food championship competitor
There are also VIP tickets available for $100 that include your own reserved seat at a shared table and a tasting dish from the chef for the table to share. We look forward to your entries and hope to see lots of you there. Make sure to say hi!