On Sunday, October 25, chef Aaron May of The Yacht Club, Over Easy, and Goodwood Tavern will head to High Street in North Phoenix to defend his title at the annual Dish It Out Culinary Clash of Champions. He'll be up against four other Valley chefs in a head-to-head cook-off in front of a live audience as part of the annual event, which also includes food from more than 40 local restaurants.
This year's competitors include:
- Chef Gregory Wiener of Top of the Rock at Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes
- Chef Jeff Kraus of Crêpe Bar
- Chef Chris McKinley of Culture Shock Restaurant Group
- Chef Juan Zamora of Atlas Bistro
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They'll be joined by food blogger Joanie Simon, who won the “Winner, Winner, ‘Dish It Out’ Dinner” Facebook contest and cook-off. The competition will be emceed by 99.9 KEZ’s Beth McDonald and Marty Manning.
In addition to the cook-off, Dish It Out will feature food from dozens of local restaurants, including Citizen Public House, Four Peaks, Roka Akor, Vivo Ristorante, and Urban Cookies. Attendees also will be able to participate in bourbon tastings and check out cooking demonstrations from chefs such as Bernie Kantak of The Gladly, Chris Neff of the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, and Olashawn Hasadinratana-Weaver of The Wild Thaiger.
The event, which will be held at High Street in North Phoenix, goes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 25. Tickets cost $75 for general admission of $500 for VIP. The dress code is dressy casual.
For more information, visit the Dish It Out website.