Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament Heats Up!

First Semi-Final Match Set in Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament
Roy’s Baltimore to Take on Gourmet Again of Pikesville

The Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament is speeding toward the Final Championship Match. With just three more weeks of competition, there are only six chefs remaining in the battle for the title of Mason Dixon Master Chef 2012.

If you haven’t come out to see this live, interactive chef competition in person, now’s the time. With just five more matches, and prices set to increase for the Semi-Finals and Final Match, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to see these great chefs creating some of their most daring dishes.

Round 2 got off to a great start last week with some of the highest scores in the competition; and the first Semi-Final on Monday, August 20th is looking to be a tough battle. Chef Patrick “Opie” Crooks of Roy’s Baltimore will take on Chef Melissa Fordham of Gourmet Again of Pikeville - a repeat competitor, and fan-favorite, who did very well in the last running of the Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament.  For added drama both of these chefs tied for having the highest scores in the first round of the competition (breaking 90 as a total score) The winner of this match will advance to the Final Championship Match on Tuesday, September 11th.

Round two action continues this coming week on August 13th and 14th with the following line-up, the winners of these two matches will face each other on the Semi-Finals on Tuesday, August 21st.:

Monday, August 13th
SoBo Café, Baltimore – Chef Timothy Dyson
Iron Bridge Wine Company, Columbia – Chef Chris Lewis

Tuesday, August 14th
Newton’s Table, Bethesda – Chef Luis Echeverria
Mie N Yu, Georgetown– Chef R.L. Boyd

Chefs are required to prepare original appetizer, entrée, and dessert creations in an hour for three expert judges and up to 28 ‘Guest Judges’. Final dishes are scored on presentation, creativity and taste, with only one chef from each match advancing to the next round.

Guests are invited to stand right across from chefs to witness the skills and techniques up close and interact with the chefs as they compete. A few guests will even be selected to taste and judge the chefs’ entrée creations alongside the expert judges and “Judging Experience” ticket holders.

In addition, guests arriving in time for Happy Hour (6-7pm) will enjoy complementary appetizers and wine tasting, as well as 2-for-1 drinks.

Advance Tickets*:
Round Two:
$25 for general admission
$45 for judging experience - these ticketholders taste the chefs' creations

Semi-Finals and Final Match
$35 for general admission
$55 for judging experience - these ticketholders taste the chefs' creations

Available for purchase at: All ticket prices include tax and a 10% donation to charity partner Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.

*Tickets must be purchased in advance for the above pricing.
Tickets are more at the door.

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