The starting line-up for the 2013 Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament kicking off on June 17th at Mari Luna Bistro (1225 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201) has been chosen, and looks to be a great field of chefs with several returning competitors as well as a number of newcomers.
Tickets for this live, interactive, local culinary event are on sale now at www.masondixonmasterchef.com, and are just $25 with 10% of the net proceeds going directly to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland (www.mealsonwheelsmd.org).
Here is the 2013 line-up, complete details and bios of all the competing chefs are available on the Mason Dixon website:
Monday, June 17: The Point at Fells, Chef Jeff Keeney vs. C&R Pub, Chef Sean McClure
Tuesday, June 18: Barracudas, Chef Billy Hughes vs. Waterfront Kitchen, Chef Andrew Kopp
Monday, June 24: Admiral’s Cup, Chef Steve Hardison vs. Adam’s Eve, Chef Mark Littleton
Tuesday, June 25: Gourmet Again, Chef Melissa Fordham vs. Leelynns, Chef Joel Southworth
Monday, July 15: Regi’s American Bistro, Chef Mark Dunaway vs. Chef to be determined
Tuesday, July 16: Iron Bridge Wine Company, Chef Christopher Lewis vs. Chef to be determined
Monday, July 22: Bond Street Social, Chef Neill Howell vs. Chef to be determined
Tuesday, July 23: Chefs Expressions, Jake Hack, vs. Skycroft Conference Center, Christian Welch
Note, there are still a few spots available to be filled. All professional chefs in the Baltimore/Washington area who are interested are invited to apply online at: http://www.masondixonmasterchef.com/contact-us/compete-as-a-chef.php
The Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament is a multi-week, single-elimination tournament consisting of 16 teams of chefs, each team is made up of an executive chef, a sous chef and one assistant. Two teams compete each night of the competition, and have 30 minutes for cold prep and one hour to plate up three courses (appetizer, entrée and dessert) to present to the panel of three expert judges. Each Chef will also produce 30 amuse bouche size portions of their entree to be passed out to ‘Judge Experience’ ticket holders. These ‘Guest Judges’ will be able to taste the chefs’ three entree courses and score each team on presentation, creativity, and taste. The scores from the expert judges and ‘Guest Judges’ will determine the evening’s winner. At the end of this tournament only one of the 16 competing chef teams will emerge as 2013 Mason Dixon Master Chef!
Tickets*: $25 for general admission (includes tax)
$45 for judging experience (includes tax)
Available for purchase at: www.masondixonmasterchef.com
10% of net proceeds of each ticket sold go directly to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.
Location: All events are held at the Mari Luna Bistro, 1225 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Competition Dates (6:00pm – 9:00pm, doors open at 5:30 for Happy Hour):
June 17, 18, 24, 25
July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
August 5, 6, 19, 20, 27