In what is the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest culinary competition, the Mason Dixon Master Chef Competition is in full swing vying chef against chef from restaurants in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia).
The initial field of 16 chef teams has begun their tiered competitions. Each chef team will have 30 minutes of cold prep time, and just one hour of cooking time to create original appetizer, entrée and dessert courses for the expert judging panel of three, and up to 36 audience guest judges. Dishes are scored on presentation, creativity, difficulty and taste, and at the end of each evening only one chef team will advance to the next round.
The public is invited to the Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore to watch, and possibly judge the competition. Guests gathering around the two kitchens watching the chefs and their assistants take on a themed challenged. Matches are held Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the summer with the championship for the title of Mason Dixon Master Chef 2016 taking place on Sunday, August 14th.
Tickets for the remaining matches of this summer-long single-elimination chef competition are available for purchase at: http://www.masondixonmasterchef.com. Tickets for most matches are $25 for general admission and $45 for judging experience (including all taxes). In addition, the Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament donates 10% of the net proceeds of each ticket sold directly to their charity partner Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland (http://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org).
Competition Dates (5:30pm – 9:00pm):
June 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 -- July 11, 12, 18, 19 -- August 1, 2, 14
· 5:30 p.m. – Happy Hour with Complementary Hors d’oeurves and Wine Tasting by Boordy Vineyards, plus Drink Specials
· 6:30 p.m. – Cold Prep Begins for the Competition
· 7:00 p.m. – Chef Competition
· 8:00 p.m. – Judging Begins, Complementary Dessert and Coffee Served