Saturday, October 8, 2011


Sponsored by US Foodservice, the Charleston Iron Chef Competition was a showcase of some of the best local chefs in a heated head-to-head battle.  What a fun evening!  I was fortunate enough to have reserved seating in the Culinary Institute of Charleston's state-of-the-art kitchen. 

This charity driven event is a part of the weekend festivities,  Taste of Charleston, supported by Southern Living magazine.  All tickets included hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer.  The food was fabulous.  I was amazed that so many people had traveled to South Carolina specifically to attend this event.  This is a "don't miss" event, I'll be there again next year.

preparing the "living" cake

smile and prepare to stand for 5 hours

one of many delicious appetizers, red bean cake

sampling of food prepared during the competition

the most amazing kitchen

Chefs Matthew Neissner of Halls Chophouse and 82 Queen's Steven Lusby take home the trophy

competitors were Tomelex Copeland of Red's Icehouse and Pearlz Oyster Bar's Victoria Neikirk

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