Kevin Korman, chef of Whitebird Restaurant in The Edwin Hotel, is one of five competitors in Sunday's FiveStar Food Fight.

Combine the split-second creativity of Food Network's "Chopped" with the technical skills required of a Food Network star, and you've got the set-up for Sunday's FiveStar Food Fight at Chattanooga Market.

The market is held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. The FiveStar Food Fight will start at noon and continue until about 2 p.m.

The five competing chefs will arrive early, just before the market opens, taking time to strategically set up their cooking stations equipped with their own knives and cooking supplies.

The market will provide chefs with Springer Mountain Farms chicken cuts and a few pantry items. Chefs will be given a set amount of time to shop the market for fresh ingredients needed to complete their main dish.

Marketgoers can watch them demonstrate their culinary skills using FiveStar ranges before presenting their dishes to the panel of judges. The winner will be awarded a Golden Ticket into the 2019 World Food Championships.

See how shopping for local foods can easily, and affordably, be turned into something yummy at home.


› Shane Lee Stone of High Haute Foods

› Jeremy Auspitz of Alimentari Cucina e Bar

› Kevin Korman of Whitebird Restaurant

› Amanda Kelly Tait of Beast + Barrel

› Jason Greer of SideTrack


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