Copper Skillet Competition Giveaway

January 2nd, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   36 Comments »

We have a pair of tickets to give away to the Copper Skillet Competition this Thursday January 6th at 5pm. It’s an Iron Chef like competition run by the International Association of Conference Centers and The Conference Center at NorthPointe was chosen to host this year’s eighth annual competition. If you would like to enter please leave a comment. The winner will be chosen at random at noon on Tuesday January 4th and notified by email.

One of the entrants for this year’s competition is NorthPointe’s Sous Chef Tricia Gardner (pictured below). She will compete against six other chefs from around the country and the winner of the competition will go on to represent the United States at the world competition in March. The competing chefs will be given a mystery basket of fresh produce, grains and three proteins. Using basic staple ingredients, the contents of the mystery basket and two of the proteins the chefs will create an entree in front of the live audience. They will be given 15 minutes time to plan their dish and then 30 minutes to cook.

copper skillet competition USA 2011
The judging panel also includes some local talent with Chef Richard Blondin from The Refectory and Chef Joan Ludholtz from The Columbus Hyatt Regency’s Executive. Judging criteria includes originality of the creation, presentation, taste, flavor combinations and cleanliness of workstation.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the evening of the event. The January 6 event kicks off at 5pm and includes a wine tasting and a buffet dinner featuring specialities from the 2009 Champion Executive Chef Mark Moran. Tickets are $60 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

The International Association of Conference Centers is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and awareness of the conference center industry and to giving member properties the tools necessary to provide an exceptional meeting experience.

The competition and comments were closed at noon January 4th. Thank you to everyone who entered.

36 Comments to “Copper Skillet Competition Giveaway”

  1. I think this sounds like a really fun event – I would love to go and see what the chefs do!

  2. It would be so cool to see something like this in person as opposed to just watching it on television!

  3. As a budding (ahem, absolute novice) chef, I’d love to attend! I’m a major fan of cooking competition shows such as Iron Chef and Top Chef. I also tweet to my 700+ followers about my passion for food (favorite restaurants, dishes, I share photos of the food I make, etc.) And I think it would be awesome to “live tweet” the event and bring some additional attention to it and recognition for Columbus chefs!

  4. Rachel C
    January 2, 2011

    Would love to watch this competition!

  5. Kelli T.
    January 2, 2011

    And part of the proceeds go the Mid Ohio Food Bank-very cool! I will be there!

  6. Lori (Twixlen)
    January 2, 2011

    This sounds like a blast! It’s awesome that such a cool event is coming to Columbus… I would surely like to attend!

  7. Chris T
    January 2, 2011

    Would love to attend. Big fan of cooking competitions.


  9. Caroline
    January 2, 2011

    Love it! This is the kind of event that could give me inspiration all yer long!

  10. I would love to attend and bring my husband. What a great date night!

  11. Oh my! I used to be on a culinary team with Tricia. I would love to see her at work now! Thanks for the opportunity!

  12. Follow @npointe for info about the competition and live tweet

  13. Jennifer
    January 2, 2011

    Sounds like a great event – I would love to attend!

  14. Sounds really cool!!

  15. This sounds right up my alley! I’d love to go!

  16. melissa
    January 2, 2011

    It would be so fun to attend!

  17. This sounds like a lot of fun, I’d love to go! 🙂

  18. I enjoy the local food scene and this would be fun to attend!

  19. Would love to see!

  20. What an incredible opportunity. I would be delighted to see it.

  21. Want!!!

  22. Yes, please.

  23. Wow! I didn’t even realize a competition like this would take place in Columbus, OH. I’m so impressed with Columbus’s burgeoning foodie culture!

  24. Oh me! I would love to see something like this and be able to blog about it. Sounds exciting! 🙂

  25. I didn’t know this was happening, but now I really would like to go! 🙂

  26. M Williams
    January 3, 2011

    My husband and I love watching shows like this on television, I am sure it would be even cooler in person!

  27. This sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to go and check it out. 🙂

  28. What a great event! I would be delighted if you chose me.

  29. Joyce Chan
    January 3, 2011

    That sounds awesome! I would love to go watch a live cooking competition.

  30. Yes, please send the tickets my way!

  31. I would love to go! I just moved up here and you have so much cool local flavor going on!

  32. mindy b
    January 4, 2011

    Sounds like a fun evening!

  33. Allison
    January 4, 2011

    A delicious competition!! Tickets would be amazing!

  34. Barbara M
    January 4, 2011

    Would love to attend! 🙂 Pick me! 🙂

  35. I love Northpointe! My family and I love coming down to stay with your facility. To see such a great competition would be a real treat!! Hopefully we win!

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