The 2013 Best Chef was a sold out event that drew a crowd of close to 300, who enjoyed food tastings from around the North Shore and watched the high stakes competition between four local celebrity chefs.
The chefs, including Christopher DeStafano of Christopher’s Table in Ipswich, who was awarded the title of “Best Chef”, competed to create the most gourmet dish using food pantry ingredients.
Other competing chefs included Stephen Grato of Fibber McGee’s of Beverly, Scott Jenson of Alchemy Café and Bistro in Gloucester and Chianti Tuscan Restaurant of Beverly.
A thrilling live auction, hosted by Don Kelley of Wayside Trailers, offered items like a “Picnic at Sea”, “A Weekend in Killington” and of course Red Sox tickets!
The evening would not have been possible without host, Karen Nascembeni, Director of Communications of the North Shore Music Theatre; judges Paul Guanci, Super Sub and Casual Catering; Sam Hunt, Wild Horse Café; and Eliana Hussain, Cambridge School of Culinary Arts.
And the Winners are....
Best Chef - Christopher DeStafano of Christopher's Table in Ipswich
The award winning dish was a Vietnamese Pho made with Spam and Ramen Noodles with accompanying Spicy Garlic sauce & a Sweet Hoisin sauce made with Grape Jelly. Paired with Pho with an Herb Spring Roll with Carrot Sirracha made from baby food and a Spicy Peanut sauce made with Skippy Peanut butter.
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All proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services provided by Beverly Bootstraps.