10th Annual Worcester’s Best Chef Competition

Date: January 29, 2017
VENUE INFORMATION

Presented By: Worcester’s Best Chef

10th Anniversary- The Best of The Best

Worcester's Best Chef competition will celebrate 10 years as the Central New England region's premiere culinary competition. Marking the occasion, this year's event will feature a battle between the top finalists and Iron Chef champions from the last nine years, all converging on historic Mechanics Hall to lay claim to bragging rights that will follow the answer to the ultimate question - Who will be the "Best of the Best?"

The Competition

At WBC, there are two categories of competition: Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice. As part of the People’s Choice Award, guests receive a wristband at registration with three tabs (numbered 1, 2, 3). After tasting through the wonderful dishes, guests drop their #1 tab in their favorite chef’s red box, their #2 table in their second choice chef’s box, etc. The results are tabulated by on-site staff from the CPA firm of Houssan & Ojerholm, PC and are announced on stage by our Masters of Ceremonies.

The Judges’ Choice Award is granted by the 7-member panel of judges, who vote their top 3 choices. Those 3 chefs are then invited on stage to compete live, Iron Chef-style, in front of the full crowd, on Thermador cook tops provided by Hudson Appliance. It all culminates in an exciting, suspenseful decision by judges as to which of the three will become Worcester’s Best Chef.

This year, WBC will host local farmers who are all part of Central Mass Grown. Each farmer will bring his/her fresh produce, honey, preserves, or dry-aged beef to showcase for the foodie crowd. These farmers are vital to our community, and many of them have created Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, in which foodies can participate throughout the year. In addition--as many of our chefs create farm-to-table menus--these much-needed farmers are the source of the ingredients for your favorite chef’s signature dishes.

Amenities

At WBC, you’ll enjoy luxury and convenience. Historic Mechanics Hall is a vibrant and classic concert hall overflowing with charm, character, and sophistication. It is the preferred location for entertainers of world-wide fame and significance, and at WBC, you’ll feel like one of them. Valet parking, a paparazzi photo mob, balcony seating, coffee baristas, cocktail tastings courtesy of Campari, wine tastings courtesy of Julio’s Liquors in Westboro, craft beer tastings courtesy of Harpoon, Blue Moon, Sam Adams and Wachusett Brewery, and a full cash bar are also part of the evening.

Come one, come all, and bring your appetite!

 

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