Chattanooga Now Five chefs battle in Chattanooga Market cook-off this Sunday

Chattanooga Now Five chefs battle in Chattanooga Market cook-off this Sunday

July 11th, 2018 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

In this Sunday, August 7, 2016, staff file photo, Adam Roe, with the Chattanoogan, prepares a dish during the FiveStar Food Fight at the Chattanooga Market.

Photo by Staff File Photo /Times Free Press.

If you go

› What: FiveStar Food Fight

› Where: Chattanooga Market, 1829 Carter St.

› When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, contest from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

› Admission: Free

› For more information: 423-648-2496

Tanner Marino, Broad Street Grill's executive chef at The Chattanoogan, is one of five chefs competing for a golden ticket to The World Food Championships on Sunday at Chattanooga Market.

Tanner Marino, Broad Street Grill's executive chef at...

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

Local foodies, you don't want to miss this Sunday's Chattanooga Market in First Tennessee Pavilion.

Five chefs will compete in a cook-off under the watchful eyes of marketgoers as the FiveStar Food Fight is presented by Springer Mountain Farms. It's a battle of wits, creativity and culinary skill as the chefs have to come up with a delicious dish within an allotted time period that wins over the panel of judges.

The winner will receive a golden ticket into the 2018 World Food Championships, where grand champions of previous events convene to cook for a chance to win the ultimate food crown and a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money.

Chefs are set to arrive just before the market opens to set up their cooking stations. Chefs will be given approximately 2 pounds of fresh Springer Mountain Farms chicken — but the cuts are a complete surprise.

Cooking starts at 12:30 p.m., and marketgoers can watch the chefs create their dishes from start to presentation as they cook at their FiveStar ranges. Ooltewah's Steve Ray will give the play-by-play descriptions as the chefs work. Chefs will begin presenting their dishes to the panel at 1:30 p.m.

This year's competitors: Kelley Koppinger, Marriott's Table South Kitchen + Bar; Tanner Marino, The Chattanoogan's Broad Street Grille; Burt Brown, Flying Squirrel; Hardin Cowen, Dwell Hotel's Solarium; and Reed Trimble, St. John's Restaurant.