Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chefs Challenge Culinary Competition Returns to Boyne Mountain, April 29-30, 2011

Culinary teams and local food/beverage producers from throughout Michigan

A competition inspired by the cult sensation Iron Chef America and the famous “Secret Ingredient,” Chefs Challenge is the culinary must-attend event of the year in Northern Michigan.

Boyne Mountain Resort – Boyne Falls, Michigan

Friday, April 29

6:00-10:00pm - The weekend starts with the Meet & Greet at the Snowflake Lounge in the Clock Tower Lodge. Mingle with the judges and culinary teams, while being served hors d’oeuvres prepared by the competition high school teams.

Saturday, April 30

9:45am-4:45pm - Seminars | Michigan Food & Beverage Vendor Showcase
11:00am-2:00pm - Tasting Competition
6:00pm - Cocktail Reception
7:00pm - Iron Chef Cook-Off & Dinner
9:00pm - Presentation of Awards to Chefs Challenge Winner

To raise money and awareness for Challenge Mountain – a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization providing adaptive outdoor recreational opportunities to people with special needs and their families, free of charge. For more than 25 years, Challenge Mountain has been dedicated to providing a venue for sports, outdoor recreation, and leisure skills to those with physical disabilities or mental challenges. The goal of all programs is to help create happy, healthy and longer lives. 231-535-2141 | www.cmski.org

Chefs Challenge food competitions are designed to showcase Michigan food and drink products and their creative applications in a meal. It is an opportunity for Michigan establishments to showcase their talents and gain exposure for their establishment, while raising funds for Challenge Mountain. Activities include a Tasting Competition, Culinary Seminars, Food & Beverage Displays and of course, the Chefs Challenge Cook-Off. www.Chef-Challenge.com

Friday night Welcome Reception: $10 per person

Saturday Tasting Competition: 8 tickets for $25 (Additional tickets, quantities of 4 for $15 or 8 for $25)

Saturday night Iron Chef Cook-Off & Dinner: $60 per person online in advance; 75 per person at the door

For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, contact Rebecca Harris: becky@chefs-challenge.com

For information on competing in the event, contact Chris Kibbitt: ckibit@nmu.edu

For media inquiries, contact Dianna Stampfler: dianna@promotemichigan.com

Available at Boyne Mountain starting at $67 for hotel accommodations and $118 for Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa. Call 800-GO-BOYNE (462-6963) and ask for “Chefs Challenge” rate. www.BOYNE.com

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