Chef Battle comes to Spokane Valley

December 21, 2018

Chef Battle, a national cooking competition produced by Social Power Hour, is coming to Spokane Valley.

During the event, local chefs compete for a chance to advance to an hour-long culinary face-off and the title of Spokane’s Best Chef.

These local chefs are slated to compete:

Chris Selfridge, executive chef and owner of Simmer Restaurant in Moses Lake

David Lee, corporate chef at Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar

Jonathan Smith Sr., chef and owner at Perfectchef Catering

Travis Tveit, head chef at Iron Goat Brewing

David Adlard, chef and owner at Candle in the Woods in Athol

Brian Viramontes, chef at Saphire Catering

Will Scott, company chef at Moondollars Bistro in Post Falls

Cameron Deuel, an independent chef

Dustin Neeson, a Spokane chef whose experience includes Madeleine’s Cafe and Patisserie, Garageland and Luna

Judges are:

Ian Rudick, field marketing at Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores

Erin Peterson, founder and owner at Spokane Culinary Arts Guild

Colby Rosauer of Rosauer Supermarkets

Cambria Henry, tastemaker with Spokane Culinary Arts Guild

“We’re thrilled to come to Spokane for the area’s inaugural Chef Battle,” Matt Hensler, founder of Social Power Hour, said in a news release about the event. “The competition will be fierce and the community has been so supportive that we’re hoping to make this an annual event!”

Attendees will receive free samples from each chef, sponsored drink tickets, and a ballot to help select the crowd’s favorite dish.

The crowd’s choice and judge’s choice advance to the West Coast Regionals in California on Nov. 3, 2019, for a chance to move to the All-American Chef Battle in early 2020.

The event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, in Spokane Valley.

Sponsors include Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores, Maryhill Winery, Spokane Culinary Arts Guild, Try This Dish Radio and Food News Today. Charity partners include Golden Rule Charity and Big Table.

To purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite. For more info, visit socialpowerhour.com.

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