Chef’s challenge today at fairThe second annual Chef’s Challenge is set for 5 p.m. today at the Stutsman County Fair.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The second annual Chef’s Challenge is set for 5 p.m. today at the Stutsman County Fair.
Inspired by the TV show “Top Chef,” five teams of entries will compete for bragging rights, the unofficial title of “Grill Master” and $50 in chamber bucks from the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce.
The five contestants — Haak for House, Diane Satrom, Julie and Betty Orr, Otter Tail Power and Tim and Kim Herman — will have 45 minutes to create the best dish possible using the secret ingredients provided in addition to 1 pound of beef and 1 pound of goat meat.
The contestants may also bring additional ingredients to compliment or enhance the secret local ingredients provided.
Food will be judged on three criteria — taste, presentation and creativity — by the three judges: Mayor Katie Andersen, City Councilman Charlie Kouraijian and Stutsman County Commissioner Denny Ova.
Satrom was the winner in last year’s event.
Pam Phillips will emcee the event, which takes place at 5 p.m. in the gazebo area prior to the Johnny Holm Band’s concert onstage.
“It will be a great time and it’s all about a big emphasis on local foods,” said Lisa Hicks, Chef’s Challenge Committee member and program coordinator with the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce.