Country Financial Hosts the Second Country Chef Challenge
At the Pioneer Courthouse Square Portland Farmers Market
The second annual Country Chef Challenge will take place at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Monday, July 16. Three of Portland’s finest chefs will compete to create the best dish as awarded by a panel of celebrity judg 1a72 es.
Competing chefs will have 20 minutes to shop the market for ingredients to create their recipe of choice. Then they will have another 30 minutes to create the dish that they will present to the judges.
Country Financial will distribute reusable canvas bags and give visitors a chance to win a $100 gift card to each of the competing chefs’ restaurants.
The Country Chef Challenge will kick off July 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Three culinary masters will take on the challenge - David Padberg, Chef de Cuisine from Park Kitchen, has cooked in high-end restaurants across Europe and the United States; and
Sarah Schafer, Executive Chef of Irving Street Kitchen, cooked her way from New York to San Francisco to Portland.
The celebrity judging panel will consist of: Mike Thelin, Bolted Services principal, producer of high-profile food events like New York’s Eater Awards Allison Jones, Contributing food editor and photographer at Portland Monthly Magazine; and Jen Stevenson, Author of Portland‘s 100 Best Places To Stuff Your Faces