Four Birmingham chefs will test their cooking chops at this year’s Iron City Chef competition, set for Sat., July 22.
The annual event, hosted by the Vestavia Hills Rotary Club, combines elements from two popular Food Network shows, “Iron Chef America” and “Chopped.” The four participating chefs create signature dishes, and guests vote on their top choices. The top two chefs then face off for the title of Iron City Chef 2017.
Competing this year are Brittany Garrigus of Satterfield’s, Sean Butler of Revolve Kitchen & Brew, Alan Nelson of Nabeel’s and Ben Vaughn of Inverness Country Club.
A silent auction starts at 5:30 p.m., and the event begins at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson State Culinary and Hospitality Institute, 4600 Valleydale Road, near the entrance to Spain Park High School.
In addition to the competition, there’s a wine tasting presented by Western Market.
Vestavia Hills Rotary Club annual events have raised more than $700,000 during the past 25 years. It supports Vestavia Hills math and science programs, Interact Club scholarships, and students and families in Africa. Jefferson State culinary students are sous chefs for the competitors, and the student sous chef who works with the winning chef receives a scholarship.
Individual tickets are $55. Corporate tables are $400 for four seats and $800 for eight seats. To buy tickets and for sponsorship information, visit vestaviarotary.org.