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We bring a mystery box of produce and meat from local farms to local restaurants for a mystery dinner experience. We challenge chefs and guests to push culinary boundaries using local ingredients for a true "farm-to-table' experience. Our events are 4+ course mystery meals that pop-up at various independently owned restaurants. We feature the chefs of each restaurant that we visit to highlight their creative culinary creations, food you will not find on their menu. Our events are limited to about 30-40 guests and are designed to expand your palate and network (our events start with a social hour and seating is typically family-style).

We started in Syracuse, NY in November 2017 with support from our sponsors The Print Hub (Syracuse NY) and Grindstone Farm (Pulaski NY) with additional support from The City of Syracuse - Office of They Mayor, Visit Syracuse, The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Believe in Syracuse, + 13 participating restaurants as of Spring 2018. We are now preparing to visit new cities while maintaining our roots and events in Central NY.

Each featured city has it's own mission, determined by how we allocate most of our profits from our events. At "Chef Challenge Syracuse", the mission is to make Syracuse a foodie destination. We bring in bloggers and sometimes journalists to curate positive content about the food scene in the greater Syracuse area. The prior Photo Editor of Saveur Magazine attended one of our events and she will be back again this summer or fall!. Upcoming cities will have a different and unique cause.

Learn more by seeing our list of events or by requesting tickets (use buttons below)