Culinary Arts Competition


WHEN: Friday 2pm, 4pm and 6pm Saturday 11am, 1pm, and 3pm Sunday Semi-Finals 11am and 1pm, Finals at 3pm

WHERE: In front of Kitchen Window near 31st Street and Hennepin Avenue

Watch the Twin Cities’ hottest chefs and most creative artists battle for culinary supremacy! The Culinary Arts Competition teams chefs and artists to create the most dazzling culinary art. Teams will be given three key ingredients and 30 minutes to design a unique and flavorful dish and a matching piece of visual art. Local celebrities will judge each creation.

The Rules Teams consisting of one chef and one artist will each receive the same three mandatory ingredients which they must include—along with a unique secret ingredient—in both the dish and the visual art. Each team will also have access to other tasty and visually stunning ingredients from the Wedge Co-op’s pantry.

Judging Local food, art, and media personalities will make up the panel of judges. Judges will score each team on culinary merit, artistic merit, overall creativity and most unique use of the ingredients. Judges will crown the winning team on Sunday afternoon.

New this year: So You Think You Can Plate?

The finest chefs present a meal in a way that delights the eyes as well as the stomach when the plate is set in front of you. Sign up for our Plating Contest and see if YOU have what it takes to arrange a beautiful plate! Between rounds of the Kitchen Window Culinary Competition, we’ll invite members of the audience to try their hand at plating a dish and the winners will receive special prizes. Stop by to show us your culinary talents!

2014 Uptown Art Fair Culinary Arts Competition Schedule
Friday Aug 1 2pm
Chef Artist
Team 1 Woman’s Club of Minneapolis – Frederic Bermond Paige Dansinger – Digital Media
Team 2 Barbette – Sarah Harms Master Marva Harms – Painting
Friday Aug 1 4pm
Chef Artist
Team 1 French Meadow – George Lohr Reah Oshlon – Painting
Team 2 Town Hall Brewery – Jared Norris Jane Strauss – Photography
Friday Aug 1 6pm
Chef Artist
Team 1 Lyndale Tap House – Michael Murphy Carl Smith – Sculpture
Team 2 Three Sons Catering – Stephanie Miller Linda Gunderson – Painting
Saturday Aug 2 11am
Chef Artist
Team 1 Prairie Kitchen and Bar – Aaron Hagerdorn Donna Triska – Painting
Team 2 Oceanaire – Jake Uttich Kristi Abbott – Multi-media
Saturday Aug 2 1pm
Chef Artist
Team 1 Lake and Irving – Chris Ikeda Jessica Barnd – Multi-media
Team 2 The News Room – Matt Lepisto Jeannie Bush – Fabric
Saturday Aug 2 3pm
Chef Artist
Team 1 Bradstreet Neighborhood Crafthouse – Blake Meier Preston Drum – Painting
Team 2 Lake and Irving – Andrew Ikeda Paul Lundquist – Photography



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