Springboro’s Cook’sWares has just announced they will be hosting a ‘Chopped Challenge‘ this winter, sponsored by Wüsthof Knives. Starting on Saturday afternoon, Jan 26th chefs will compete in a 3 course cook off, preparing an entire meal from a basket of provided ingredients.
Each cook will have access to 4 burners and 1 oven, and they will share the grill. Winners will move on to a second round on February 2nd and winners of that round will move into the finals to be held on Feb 16th. According to Joe Westvall the culinary school director, winners of each round (2) will get a Wusthof meat cleaver personally signed by Harald Wusthof, 7th generation head of Wusthof International. The Grand Prize winner will get a 7 piece Wusthof set also personally signed by Harald Wusthof.
If you think you have what it takes, you can register by calling 937-748-4540. Or perhaps you’d rather sit the judges seat. As ajudge, you will sample all the courses from each chef and vote to determine the winner.
Judging criteria will be provided. Recipes will be made available to you a few days after the class. Judges – register as you would for any class: by phone, on-line, or in person. Each event is limited to 12 judges and it will cost you $40 each to weigh in your vote.
Cooks’ Wares is located at 756 North Main Street in Springboro, just a few doors down from Dorothy Lane Market at Settlers Walk. The Springbooro location has been open for 10 years and besides offering cooking classes, they sell a full array of cooking tools, bakeware, small appliances and cookbooks.