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The Ridge Golf Club & Tavern

1281 Salt Springs Road

Chittenango, NY 13037

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Chef Challenge Syracuse - Challenging chefs and guests to push culinary boundaries using local ingredients for a true “farm-to-table” experience. Please read our FAQ page BEFORE purchasing tickets | No Refunds


The Best Chefs in One Kitchen For You: Rarely do you find chefs of this caliber working together in one kitchen! We selected some of the best chefs in Upstate, NY to provide you with a 6-course mystery dinner experience featuring one of the most sustainable protein sources in the world, insects. Yup, we're serious. We're serious about innovating and cleaning up our food system.


A Special Guest From Los Angeles: We're flying Aly Moore of Bugible from LA to Chittenango, NY (30 minutes from Syracuse, NY) for a fasicnating food experience. Aly has been cooking and eating insects for many years now and her work has been featured by Forbes (twice), National Geographic, Huffington Post, Food & Wine Magazine, LA Weekly, Restaurant Insider, Lonely Planet, Travel & Leisure, The Daily Beast, Yale Alumni Magazine, Treehugger and more! Aly will serve as a resource to our amazing group of chefs.

Your Chefs For the Night:

Plenty of Wine & The Finest Local Organic Ingredeints

We will bring the finest local organic vegetables from Grindstone Farm (Pulaski NY) and wine from the Finger Lakes ("The Best Wine Region in the U.S") to make the event extra special. The chefs will be tasked to hide the insects into half of the courses and we will have a conversation at the end of the dinner.


We don't ever have to eat insects again, but we do need to reconsider our eating habits - we need to be more concious of the environmental impact of our food. A great place to start? Eat more vegetables, eat a diverstiy of vegetables, eat less meat but start buying meat from local biodynamic farms with the very best animal wellness and environmental standards! If you want to eat bugs beyond this dinner experience, all the power to you!

Chef Challenge Syracuse: Our Mission:

The goal is to put the greater Syracuse, NY area on the map as a foodie destination. Seating is limited and reservations are required in advance as our events typically sell out. Yes, even bug events!

**We have more events (WITHOUT BUGS) Syracuse Born, Now Traveling! Finger Lakes | Providence, RI

Visit our website --> www.OfficialChefChallenge.com


5:00pm-5:50pm: Social/Networking Hour | This portion of the event is open to the public without tickets

5:45pm: The latest time you should arrive

6:00pm: Dinner is served (reservations are required in advance)

8:30pm: Dinner ends

8:45pm: Optional Q+A with the Chefs

Venue: The Ridge, Chittenango, NY (Directions)


Beverages and Gratuity are NOT included

Reservations Are Required in Advance | First Come, First Served

** Frequently Asked Questions | DO NOT skip this | ---> Read More Here

No Refunds


* Our events are made possible thanks to our amazing sponsors The Print Hub, Visit Syracuse, InDepic Films, and Alyssa Flood Photgraphy

We enjoy additional support from Grindstone Farm, Freedom Rains Farm, Food & Ferments, Syracuse Salt Co, SunFresh Proteins, and Catalpa Flower Farm


Chef Challenge Syracuse: Press + Videos + Pictures


Syracuse New Times Article


Daily Orange

Baked Magazine

iHeartRADIO : KobeCast

CNY Alive

Eat First CNY featuring our pop-up dinner event highlighting Executive Chef Chance Bear, who cooked at the James Beard Foundation twice. Learn more here

The prior Photo Editor of Saveur Magazine visited us for dinner from NYC. See the soup Michelle enjoyed with us here

Video of our event at a hidden gem in North Syracuse NY.

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