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We are excited to announce our first event of 2020. Enjoy SLO will be taking over this year’s Inspired Home, Garden & Gourmet Expo chef competition! It’s going to be a Chef Showdown at the Paso Robles Event Center on Sunday, February 23rd! Come see four of SLO County’s most renowned chefs battle it out in the kitchen as they compete for the title of “Best Chef” and a $1000 prize.
The competition will be judged by three industry professionals in a blind setting. Each dish will be judged on taste, originality, and presentation. The two highest-scoring chefs will go into a head to head round in front of an audience at the Presentation Kitchen Stage with a mystery box of ingredients.
This event is FREE and we are inviting the entire community to join us. Bring your appetite and be there early! Sample gourmet bites from Farmhouse Corner Market, Les Petite Canailles, Somerset Grill, Thomas Hill Organics, and more! Most importantly you’ll get to vote for this year’s people’s choice award! The winner will receive a hand-forged high carbon steel chef knife from Bruno Medeiros of Medeiros Knives.
12 – 12:45pm : Round 1 – Julien Asseo vs James King
1 – 1:45pm : Round 2 – Libry Darusman vs Will Torres
2:15 – 3:00pm : Final Showdown
3:30 – Winner Announced
Who will be the last two chefs standing? It’s gonna get HOT HOT HOT in the kitchen so don’t miss it!
Come cheer on your local chefs and support your community. Bring your appetite, foodie friends and your cameras for this awesome event.
If you’d like to volunteer for the event: CLICK HERE
Shoutout your favorite chefs in the comments below!
Thank you so much to everyone for coming out and showing your support for these wonderful chefs!! For a full recap CLICK HERE