For the fourth year in a row, the Dayton Home and Outdoor Living Show will be the backdrop for the Chef Showdown. Nine local chefs will compete in 3 rounds of competition chopped style to walk away with $500 and bragging rights.
The cooking begins at 11am Saturday where the first three chefs will open a mystery basket of 3 ingredients and with use of the stocked pantry, they will have 20 minutes to whip up a dish to present to the 3 judge panel. Contestants will present their dish and the judges will then evaluate the taste, presentation and use of ingredients to chose one chef to advance to the finals Sunday at 1pm. The process will be repeated for two more rounds.
On Sunday at 1pm the three winners from each of Saturday’s rounds will meet and be faced with a similar mystery box of ingredients, but given 30 minute for the final challenge.
Pictured left chef contestants Mariah from Wheat Penny, Maria from Watermark and Tim from Dewberry 1850 in one of the preliminary rounds receiving the judges critique at the 2018 Showdown.
2016 Candace Rinke, Hawthorne Grill
2017 Maria Walusis, Watermark
2018 Crystal Coppock, Wheat Penny
Will this be the year a male claims the title?
Pictured here judges Dominic Fortin, George Sideras, winner Crystal Coppock and judge Anne Kearney.
Tickets are $5 in advance (pick them up at your local Kroger) or $10 at the door for admission to the The Dayton Home and OutDoor Living Show.