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New Meetup: 'CHEF SHOWDOWN' #1

From: Larry
Sent on: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:38 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for "FOODIE SCHOOL"!


When: Sunday, December 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Publix at Shoppes of Citrus Park
7835 Gunn Hwy Corner of Gunn & Gunn, Across from Sickles High School
Tampa, FL 33626


It's been a while since our last event but I'm very proud to announce that FOODIE SCHOOL IS EVOLVING! We?ve established that we all enjoy watching live cooking demonstrations (?Emeril Live? style), but do you also enjoy watching shows like ?Iron Chef America? and ?Throwdown with Bobby Flay?? If you answered yes, then this is your chance to be a part of something extra special? ?CHEF SHOWDOWN?!

As the name suggests, ?Chef Showdown? is a cooking competition between two Chefs. Some competitions will focus on a featured ingredient while others will showcase interpretations of a particular dish. Upon viewing each competition, all attendees will sample the featured tasting course and offer their feedback to an esteemed panel of judges. Each competition will be structured according to this format to ensure that each one will be interactive, informative and highly entertaining. As this will be a long-running series, attendees will have regular opportunities to meet several local Chefs and food industry experts, learn new cooking techniques, sample delectable tasting courses, receive special offers on food and dining, etc.

The first ever ?Chef Showdown? will take place on Sunday, December 12th at 2:00pm at Publix at the
Shoppes of Citrus Park located at 7835 Gunn Highway (2nd Floor), Tampa, FL 33626 (Tel:[masked]-

To attend this event, please call[masked] to purchase tickets. You can indicate whether or not you plan to attend by submitting your RSVP on the Foodie School Meetup page but doing so will not secure your seat at the event - you must call[masked] to purchase tickets if you wish to attend. Individual tickets for this event are priced at just $20.00 and are limited to only 40 attendees, so don?t delay? call[masked] and RSVP TODAY!

As this will be the first ever ?Chef Showdown?, both inaugural participants must be deemed challengers until one is declared ?Chef Showdown Champion? at the conclusion of the competition.

Challenger #1: Publix Apron?s Cooking School Resident Chef, Rich Norris
Rich Norris is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in N.Y.C, and has been cooking since 1994. He spent several years cooking in fine-dining establishments, catering and upscale country clubs in New York and Connecticut. Rich has also worked as a Chef for an organic kitchen. Rich moved to Florida and joined the Apron's team in early 2006. He is particularly fond of local and organic products and enjoys the history behind the food.

Challenger #2: Zen Forrest Pan Asian Restaurant Chef, Victor Wang
Chef Victor Wang of Zen Forrest in New Port Richey has spent over 20 years of his life researching and
travelling Asia and the America's in an effort to perfect his culinary art. Just one meal at Zen Forrest, and a conversation with Chef Victor, and you'll see what all the talk is about. Zen Forrest features a menu with a wide variety of Asian food from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and China.

The first ever ?Chef Showdown? is sure to be an unforgettable experience and shouldn?t be missed. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Remember, seating is limited to only 40 attendees, so don?t delay? call[masked] and RSVP TODAY!

Larry Tirrell
Your ?Foodie School? Principal

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