Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baltimore/Washington-Area Chefs Wanted!

I participated as a judge in the last Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament and can say that it was great fun. If you're not a chef, you can attend as a spectator - it's like having a bit of Iron Chef right in the Baltimore/Washington area!

Chef Competition Looking for Local Talent
Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament Currently Accepting Applications

Who: Chefs currently working in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area.

The Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament is currently accepting applications to compete in this Summer’s second running of this unique local competition. Eligible chefs must be at least 18 years old and available all competition nights in order to compete.

Complete Rules and Regulations of the Tournament can be found at: http://www.masondixonmasterchef.com/contact-us/rules-and-regulations.php

What: The Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament is a multi-week, single-elimination tournament consisting of 16 teams of chefs, each team is made up of an executive chef, a sous chef and one assistant. Two teams compete each night of the competition, and have 30 minutes for cold prep and one hour to plate up three courses (appetizer, entrĂ©e and dessert) to present to the panel of three expert judges. Each Chef will also produce 25 amuse bouche size portions of their entree to be passed out to "Judge Experience" ticket holders as well as randomly selected audience members. These "Guest Judges" will be able to taste the chefs' entree courses and score them on presentation, creativity, and taste. The scores from the expert judges and ‘Guest Judges’ will determine the evening’s winner.

At the end of this tournament only one of the 16 competing chef teams will emerge as THE Mason Dixon Master Chef!

When & Where: Competition Dates (6:00pm – 9:00pm) are as follows: June 25, 26 July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 August 13, 14, 20, 21 September 10 – Championship Final Match

Blobs Park Bavarian Biergarten
8024 Max Blobs Park Road,
Jessup, MD 20794

Why: Celebrate local cuisine and local talent while supporting an important cause. Ten percent of net proceeds will go to a local food-related charity to be named soon.

Apply: Chefs may apply online at: http://www.masondixonmasterchef.com/contact-us/compete-as-a-chef.php

Sponsors: Current sponsors include: SYSCO Food Service, Maple Leaf Farms, Roland, Emmi-Roth Kase, Holly Poultry, Brighton Gardens of Columbia, Hatfield, Chef Revival, Marcho Farms, Manchester Farms, and Congressional Seafood.

Contact:
Karen Folkart
Mason Dixon Master Chef, LLC
Email: Karen@MasonDixonMasterChef.com
Phone: 301-830-0424

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