Ok, this past Friday September 14th was momentous. Together with local Chefs Chris Haworth and Andrew McLeod from Spencer’s Restaurant in Burlington, we organized a killer Centro Market event we’ve titled — Chef Street Fight — which rolled out into Centro Parking to highlight the Burlington downtown community’s Market.
It poured rain. And more rain. But this didn’t get in the way of the scrappy chefs, nor the foodies and market vendors. All stuck it out and made this a truly fun and inspiring event.
The goal of Chef Street Fight is to bring cooking which uses fresh, local, seasonal healthy ingredients down to earth in the market environment. To show how accessible fresh ingredients and real cooking is and to connect the community with those that grow our local food as well as to the people who prepare it within our area’s wonderful restaurants.
And to have fun around food. This is about the enjoyment of life and a lifestyle of sharing a common love for food with others in your area.
The Chef Street Fight
The event starts with a challenge between two chefs; to cook a fantastic meal planned, sourced and prepared at the market and out do each other. The chefs may bring a few items of their own as a base but the remaining must be from the market as a larder.
The chefs then have 45 minutes to prepare and present their meal to the audience who will then sample and decide who made the best meal. Simple but so fun.
This first event of many ended in a draw. Under the circumstances of rain, soaked ingredients, power circuit failures and cold butter, the audience couldn’t conclude who was better deserving of the Chef Street Fight title and trophy.
Thank you Chef Haworth and Chef McLeod, you are truly inspiring community people. Cheers!