The second annual Farm & Table Chefs Taste Challenge (CTC), scheduled for September 8, 2017 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, aims to broaden awareness for the use of fresh, healthy, sustainable ingredients in preparing food.
Ten chefs from various southern regions from across the United States will compete to create the best dish that utilizes farm-fresh items from a pantry of seasonal ingredients donated by State Agricultural Departments.
The term “farm to table” indicates locally-sourced product, but this unique southern competition will showcase what locavores are eating around the country. The chefs will be able to select their ingredients from a list of items that are fresh and in-season in areas across the country.
The dinner is also a competition that will be judged by a panel of industry-renowned judges who, along with event attendees, will be asked to vote for their favorite dishes. The top two winning chefs (as voted by the panel of judges) will receive awards along with a “fan favorite” winner as selected by the audience.
Any profits will support Farm & Table and the National Farm to Table Alliance.