Heartland's Signature Chef
Signature Chef is meant to be a fun and relaxing rivalry between local chefs wanting to show off their abilities in a bit of competition. Guest Chefs will receive a basket of ingredients (all known to the chef’s prior to the event) to be utilized in making hors d’oeuvres for our Taste of the Heartland Long Table Dinner guests. At the event, up to 3 secret ingredients will be provided and chefs must utilize at least one secret ingredient in the making of their respective dishes.
The expectation is to prepare up to 150 bite sized morsels for our guests to enjoy as an hors d'oeuvre for the Taste of the Heartland Long Table Dinner. Dishes will be prepared in a commercial kitchen area at Brenda’s Cozy Café prior to the competition initiation. The main competition will be held outdoors on our beautiful Main Street utilizing 3 burner stoves. Secret ingredients will be announced at 4:30pm however please do not be intimidated, there will not be anything scary or extreme, we want our chefs to do well!
The guests of the Taste of the Heartland Long Table Dinner will be the judges of the final dishes. Each guest will have the opportunity to anonymously vote for the hors d’oeuvres of their choice. The winner will be awarded the grand prize and be named Heartland's Signature Chef of the year. Consolation prizes will be provided for the remaining competitors.
All ingredients will be provided, within reason; so there is no cost for chefs to enter this competition. A sous chef of choosing is suggested to accompany all chefs. Chefs are required to provide any specialized cooking equipment and personal requirements.