Chicago Culinary Weekend Events…Sears Chef Challenge

If you’re in Chicago and looking for some culinary related activity check this out! Also , yours truly will be doing a live demo this Saturday at the 61st St Farmers Market at 10 am.

Here is the information for the Sears Event:

On Saturday, July 31 at 7 p.m. CT, you and your readers are invited to watch the four national semi-finalists in the Sears Chef Challenge compete head-to-head in a LIVE cooking competition at the Kenmore Live Studio to be crowned the king or queen of the kitchen. Free to the public, attendees at this event will enjoy delicious food, interactive activities and exciting recipe demonstrations from each of the competing chefs.

Following a nationwide search and online vote, America has chosen the Sears Chef Challenge semi-finalist chefs that will be competing to raise money for local charities in their hometowns, as well as earn a spot to move on to the Sears Chef Challenge Championship Final on November 6. The four chefs will represent their local cities as they compete live by completing a variety of special culinary challenges during the Semi-Final event. The semi-finalist chefs will then be scored by a panel of expert, culinary judges.

What: Sears Chef Challenge Semi-Final Event Cooking Competition

About The Sears Chef Challenge

The Sears Chef Challenge ( is a nationwide contest that aims to find the nation’s next up and coming chef by inviting aspiring chefs to enter for a chance to win a newly-renovated kitchen from Sears and up to $20,000 donated in their name to a charity food bank in their hometown.

Semi-Finalist Chef Contestants:

Chef Mark Maassen — Representing Chicago

Chef Steph Krzywanski — Representing Washington D.C.

Chef Riq Glispy — Representing New York

Chef Palak Patel — Representing Los Angeles

Date: July 31, 2010 at 7 p.m. CST

Cost: Free – Open to Public


Kenmore Live Studio

678 N Wells St.

Chicago, Illinois