2017 Chef’s Challenge in Pullman
Local chefs will work with the Community Food Bank to create delicious, attractive and healthful meals from the food bank offerings, including a mystery ingredient that must to be incorporated into the dish. Based on television’s popular Chopped ™, the Chef’s Challenge is a competition where three local chefs have 30 minutes to create a winning dish using ingredients commonly available in the Community Food Bank. Just as food bank customers must prepare meals for their households based on what is available from the pantry on a given day, so too must the event’s chefs prepare a meal from a pre-stocked pantry. In addition, a mystery ingredient will be revealed right before the competition begins that must be featured prominently in the dish. The chefs will be two professionals and one amateur chef: Chef Will Wohlfeil of Southfork Public House in Pullman, Chef Matthew Lasof of WSU’s Northside Café, and Ryan Avery, a local amateur chef. The dishes will be judged by a group of local celebrity judges: Mayor Glenn Johnson, Joan Swenson of Paradise Creek Brewery, Chrisi Kincaid of WSU, and WSU Executive Chef Jamie Callison - and audience members can participate in a raffle to serve as a guest judge! The winning chef will be awarded the Golden Spatula. Event supports the Community Food Bank and Kitchen.