EXPLORING THE SOUTH SHORE ONE BITE AT A TIME
Best Chef Showdown
What do you get when you combine six acclaimed South Shore chefs….a secret box of ingredients….and a panel of foodie judges?? The Best Chef Competition! Presented by the Quincy Community Action Programs Inc. (QCAP) and modeled after the popular television series “Chopped,” this culinary competition will take place on Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy.
Imagine my delight when I (Editor of South Shore Living) was asked to help judge each chef’s delicious creations as they go head to head in a battle of culinary skills and creativity. Joining me at the judging table will be Boston Globe correspondent Joan Wilder and Patriot Ledger Editor Chazy Dowaliby. The event will be hosted by Jenny Johnson, co-host of NECN’s TV Diner.
Meet the Chefs:
Chef Paul Wahlberg of Alma Nove and Wahlburgers
Chef Tom Coleman of The Fat Cat
Chef David Todisco of the Tavern at Quarry Hills
Chef Hao Ming Cao of Fuji 1546
Chef Marc Vierbickas from Siros, Port 305, and Blue
Barbara Isola, Quincy School Committee member and host of QATV’s "Into the Frying Pan"
The Challenge: Chefs will not find out their cooking ingredients until the competition begins. They will then have 45 minutes to prepare a meal out of those ingredients. The competition is unique because all the ingredients used will typify foods available at the QCAP’s Emergency Food Center, which provides food and other items to thousands of low-income residents and families each year. Recipes for each chef’s creative dish will be distributed at the food center. The goal is to come up with recipes that are delicious and affordable to make.
Be a Judge: Guests who attend the event will enjoy foods prepared by each of the participating restaurants and can cast their own votes for the “People’s Choice” award.
The Cause: The event benefits QCAP programs, which serves more than 17,000 people annually in Quincy, Weymouth, Braintree, Milton, Hull, and surrounding Norfolk County & South Shore communities. In addition to the Emergency Food Center, services include adult education and workforce development, financial literacy education, early education and care, family engagement activities, affordable housing, homelessness prevention, mortgage foreclosure counseling, and housing services.
For more info and to buy tickets, click here!