Chef Challenge (Scroll to request tickets)

We bring a mystery box of organic produce and pastured meat from local farms to various independently owned restaurants for a new spin on dinner. Inspired by "Chopped" of The Food Network, the featured chefs will have limited time to make a four course mystery meal.

Our mission is to make Syracuse a foodie destination. To do this, we are showcasing the talent of our local chefs in Central NY in a fun family-style foodie event. Our dinner events require the Chef(s) to innovate their cuisine, to introduce something different. We limit Chef Challenge Syracuse events to about 30-40 guests to allow the chef(s) to be as creative as possible. We reserve seats for bloggers, journalists, reporters, and save a limited number of seats for quick to act fans from our great community.

Together, we will make Syracuse and Central NY a destination a foodie destination while supporting local farmers and businesses along the way. We put most of our profits back into our events to curate positive stories about Central NY. For example, we flew the prior Photo Editor of Saveur Magazine to Syracuse from NYC to experience the culinary offerings of our area. We believe food opens the ears, meaning that if one wants to change habits and eventually culture for a cleaner food system, one must feed people. We will always use our events to start important conversations about our food system.

*This is a mystery meal for people looking to try new foods and are willing to eat anything and everything.

Typical Schedule:

4:30-5:30pm: Watch the Chefs prep and cook in "the heat of the moment" under pressure from this "Chopped" style foodie event. 1-2 guests will take turns viewing from a safe place. Keep in mind you must take turns with 30-40 other guests

5:45pm: Course #1 + Greeting Message (please arrive at 5:20pm)
TBD: Course #2
TBD: Course #3
7:45pm: Course #4
8:30pm: Event Ends (+/- 10 mins)