Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 Manchester Chef's Challenge

By Kyle Reyes

One of the reasons our firm runs the marketing for a lot of restaurants is because at heart, my entire team is comprised of fat kids.

So when the opportunity arises to capture food on camera...and support a great cause...we get particularly excited.

This coming Sunday is the 2nd Annual Manchester Chef's Challenge.  Manchester restaurants will battle for top honors...and it means a feast for all of you.

The event will take place from 2-5pm at Cheney Hall in Manchester, Connecticut.

But WE got to film the battle that will lead up to that final war.

This year, our team kidnapped chefs from Villa Louisa in Bolton, the Manchester Country Club, CW's Chops 'N' Catch, Hartford Road Cafe, Main Street Pub and Brown Sugar Catering.  We brought them to Highland Park Market in Manchester, which gave them a budget of $50 to buy a boatload of ingredients.

The chefs each had 30 minutes - INCLUDING - shopping time - to prepare a dish.  The other little twist?  We waited until they started cooking to hit them with a mystery ingredient.

Want to see the mystery ingredient?  Watch the videos and see how your favorite chef did.  Click here to check out the Vimeo channel and watch the battle.

Then come down to the event itself.  Tickets are $15 in advance for adults, $20 at the door, $10 for seniors over age 65 and $2 for children under 12.

For more details, click here.

Kyle Reyes is the President and Creative Director of The Silent Partner Marketing, a boutique marketing firm focused on helping businesses grow in an age of exploding technology.  You can find him on Google+Facebook and Twitter.  He's the Chuck Norris of marketing.  It's outrageous - we know.  That's kind of the point.