“Chefs Battle it Out in Allentown Fair’s Thrilling Iron Chef Competition | Local Culinary Creativity Takes Center Stage”
– The Allentown Fair hosts a three-day Iron Chef Competition, showcasing the competitive and fun nature of local chefs.
– Chefs from the area use locally grown produce and surprise ingredients to create innovative dishes, presenting them to a panel of judges for a chance to move on to the next round.
In this exciting event at the Allentown Fair, local chefs come together to compete in a three-day Iron Chef Competition. The competition takes place inside Ag Hall and has become increasingly popular over the years. Kalahari Resort Executive Chef, Stacy Calles, expressed the participants’ enthusiasm, stating, “We’re very competitive, we like to have fun.”
The competition is organized by Pat Rice, the Superintendent of Farm-to-Table cooking live stage, who actively seeks out new restaurants and convinces their chefs to participate. Rice ensures that each chef receives a basket of locally grown produce as the base for their dishes. However, to make things more interesting, surprise ingredients are thrown into the mix. Rice shared some examples of these unusual ingredients, including crunchy nuts mixed with fruit and vegetables, granolas, and even Vienna sausages.
The chefs present their creations to a panel of judges and eagerly await their verdict to determine if they will move on to the next round. The final round of the competition, where the ultimate Iron Chef will be crowned, will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m.