Amateur chef competition heating up

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 25 at 12:40 PM

NORFOLK -- Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center’s fifth annual “Men Who Cook: Hampton Roads” premiere amateur chef competition is sure to dish up fun.

“It is a food-filled evening with 25 two-man teams of local amateur chefs competing against each other for the title of Top Chef.  The food presentations are diverse, imaginative--and rival many of the area’s top professionals,” says Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center Executive Director Lynne Berg.  “Our all female panel of judges will determine winners in multiple categories such as People’s Choice, Most Likely to Cook in My Own Kitchen and Tantalizing Taste Bud.  Judges include Lorraine Eaton from the Pilot and Wanda Sheffield with Miller Oil.”

While the guests taste the chefs’ delectable creations, Becky Livas will provide musical entertainment.   There is also a silent auction of attractive themed gift baskets.

“’Men Who Cook’ was created as one solution to meet our fiscal challenges as we work to help older adults age successfully and enjoy a good quality of life.  Proceeds from this event provide wellness programming and support for our Nutrition Program which serves over 1,000 hot, home cooked meals for seniors each month, as well as our adult day care, “says Berg.

The competition is Saturday, March 29, at the Norfolk Plaza Hotel in Norfolk.  The event begins 6 p.m.

Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door, and $180 for a four pack.  Valet parking is provided, as is your first libation of the evening.  There is a limited six-table VIP room, and table reservations for groups of ten are available. 

Last year’s event was sold out.

For more information about “Men Who Cook” and the Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center, click here or call 757.625.5857.

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