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Battle of the Chefs

Founders Hall

Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Battle of the Chefs

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Tasting Table Seat
A limited number of tasting seats are available for the discerning culinary enthusiast who wants to taste a portion of each of the chef's entrees served with a special wine pairing.
Ended $500.00 $7.95
Floor Seat Ended $200.00 $4.99
Stadium Seat Ended $125.00 $3.49
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Three seasoned chefs will match sharp knives and quick wits in a culinary showdown to benefit Founders Hall.  A renowned emcee, a splash of audience participation and the chance to help over 3,200 people will make this a rollicking, mouth-watering, soul-satisfying event. 



Battling chefs are Forrest Pasternack of Bailey's Backyard in Ridgefield, Matt Storch of Match in Norwalk and The Chelsea in Fairfield, and Jeff Taibe of The Whelk and LeFarm in Westport.  In front of more than 200 people, the chefs will open a basket of surprise ingredients and in just 40 minutes, compete to create the winning entrée while you cheer them on. 


A panel of experts will judge the chefs on their creativity, craftsmanship and culinary results. Judges include Stephen Fries, food columnist for the New Haven Register, Brendan Walsh, dean at the Culinary Institute of America, and Denise Mickelsen, Senior Editor of Fine Cooking magazine. Care to join the judging panel? One open judge slot will be auctioned at the start of the competition. 


Renowned food critic and writer Jane Stern will emcee the action.  Ms. Stern is well-known for her Roadfood books and website as well as for her contributions to National Public Radio, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Parade Magazine and more. 


Join the Battle to taste and judge appetizers created by the chefs for this event. Cheer them on as they perform under pressure.  Bid on the open judging slot.  If you want to taste the chef's entrees, buy a special tasting table ticket (only 24 tasting table tickets will be available).  Enjoy an open bar and delicious hors d'oeuvres throughout the event. Take pride in supporting Founders Hall, which provides life-long learning to more than 3,200 people.

Event Sponsors 

Fairfield County Bank

The Chefs' Warehouse

Have questions about Battle of the Chefs? Contact Founders Hall

When & Where

Founders Hall
193 Danbury Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Founders Hall

Founders Hall is a donor-supported education and recreation center for people age 60 and older.  Your support of this event will help provide life-long learning, fitness and fun to over 3,500 members.

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