Worcester's Best Chef 2014 will be on Sunday, January 26. Who's in?
We have VIP tickets available (4pm entry) and General Admission at 3 entry times (5pm. 5:15pm, and 5:30pm).
A little throwback to last year's throwdown...
WBC Iron Chef Competition: Al Maykel III of EVO Dining
And for the first time in 6 years, the Judges' Picks and People's Choice were exactly the same!
Judges' Picks & People's Choice Awards:
1st place: Dan O'Sullivan of Sonoma
2nd place: Al Maykel III of EVO Dining
3rd place: Brian Treitman of BT's Smokehouse
What does a VIP ticket get?
VIP ticketholders enjoy a relaxing hour strolling through and interacting with chefs one-to-one, discovering their signature dishes and coveted culinary secrets from 4pm until 5pm before the event opens to the general public. Listen to the jazz trio "Players to Be Named Later" as you indulge in all the delicious samples. Get quality face-time with our co-emcees Jen and Steve from the WXLO Morning Show, experience VIP-only wines from a very exclusive California winery and join Ambrose Gosling for an interactive Rum & Revolution exhibition.
New this year for VIP hours: A strudel-making demonstration with chef DJ Allen.
What Else is on Tap?
Plenty--for all ticketholders!
Vote your palate in the People’s Choice competition, taste through selections from nine prestigious wineries & craft beer brewers, relax at the hands of message therapy professionals. Experience the thrill of the live competition with nationally-acclaimed culinary celebrities, including judges Chef Barry E. Sexton from Food Network’s Dinner Impossible and Chef Alina Eisenhauer from Worcester's Sweet Pastry Shop and Dessert Bar and a featured Chef on Food Network's Chopped.
Meet Ambrose Gosling, (1787 – 1857) - first generation of the family that still own Goslings Rum out of Bermuda. He'll explain why the Rum Punch was the official drink of the founding fathers, and explain the laborious way of making it in a song written by Ben Franklin and irreverently set to the 100th psalm!
Enjoy this historic drink at WBC made simply--Goslings Black Seal Rum and a can of delicious Goslings ginger beer, made right here in Worcester by Polar Beverages. (And if you make it at home later...raise your glass towards Bermuda!)
Ambrose Gosling will also sing songs of rum with his concertina. His enthusiasm is--well, intoxicating!