New Orleans chefs among finalists for Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge

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Outside the Southern Food and Beverage museum, one of several hosts to the Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge on Aug. 7. - INFROGMATION/WIKI COMMONS
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  • Outside the Southern Food and Beverage museum, one of several hosts to the Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge on Aug. 7.

New Orleans chefs Matthew Farmer and Frank Brigtsen are among 10 finalists picked to compete in the national Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge on Aug. 7.  The finalists were announced Wednesday at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, one of several organizations hosting the contest. 

Farmer, of Magazine Street’s Apolline (4729 Magazine St., 504-894-8881; ), and Brigtsen, chef and co-owner of the Riverbend restaurant Brigtsen's (723 Dante St., 504-861-7610) will be joined by eight other chefs picked from across the country to compete against each other during the inaugural challenge at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The event will serve as a kick- off for the 3rd annual Farm to Table International conference.

The contest is aimed at raising awareness for the use of fresh and sustainable ingredients and contestants must create a dish using seasonal produce and ingredients provided by the State Agricultural Department.

Judges for the contest include Gautreau’s Sue Zemanick and Kevin Bolton of the New Orleans School of Cooking, among others. All of the proceeds from the contest will go towards the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and Farm to Table International.

TIckets for the event go on sale June 1.

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets visit chefstastechallenge.com.

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