Sling your skillet at the Market Chef Competition
Are you itching to show off your mad cooking skills?
You can cook up a winner the Salisbury Farmers Market cooking competition, The Best Market Chef.
The first round will be July 19 with four competitors. The winner will continue to the next round, competing against a new set of challengers. There will be twists and turns at every competition. Chefs will handle local mystery ingredients, time/money limitations and new judges with each round. This competition will be similar to Food Network’s popular shows, “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Iron Chef” and “Chopped.”
Seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market will be featured. Each ingredient provided has to be used in the dishes the chefs create. Failure to do this will get them “sliced.”
Presentation is important. The contestants may have an assistant of their choosing. Chefs must bring their own knives, spices, oil, unopened pantry items, pots, pans, etc. Pots and pans will have to be brought to the Cooperative Extension office the Monday (July 14 for the first round) before the competition to be washed and sanitized.
To compete, contestants must fill out an application and deliver to the Cooperative Extension office at 2727-A Old Concord Rd. There is a $10 fee for contestants. Because of limited space, fees will be collected after the contestants are selected (on a first come, first served basis). Applications are due no later than this Friday, July 11.
The dates to compete are July 19, Aug. 9, and Sept. 6. The competition will be held at 10 a.m. at the Salisbury Farmers Market, 115 S. Jackson St.
Applications can be found at the Rowan County Cooperative Extension website at http://rowan.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/2014-market-chef-competition/, Rowan County Extension office (2727 Old Concord Road), Salisbury Farmers’ Market, or the Farmers Market website: http://www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com
For more information on the competition, please contact Danelle Cutting or Toi Degree at 704-216-8970.