Picture this if you will. Twenty teams of chefs, each paired with a local fire fighter in a battle to ferret out the very best grill master. These chefs are talented and the firefighters can blaze in a kitchen as well. The two-man (and women) teams will compete in the day-long competition for a chance to win $1,000, and will undergo a trial by fire in this elimination match. All the proceeds for the event raises cash and awareness for the Parkland Burn Unit in Dallas.
This year’s Chefs on Fire has a few new items on the agenda including a celebrity chef round where they are paired with fire chiefs. The chefs on chiefs include Randall Copeland from Restaurant Ava, Samir Dhurandhar from Nick & Sam’s, Graham Dodd from Central 214 and John Tesar from the upcoming Spoon restaurant.
Also new to the event are many of the area food trucks. In previous years the event made way for tent dwelling vendors, many of which seem to have gravitated toward the trucking business. Look for a slew of them including The Bomb Fried Pies, The Butcher’s Son, Cajun Tailgators, Easy Slider, Gandolfo’s, Gennarino’s, Jack’s Chowhound, Little Vessel, Nammi, Paul Brooks, Rock and Roll Taco, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, Tin Star Taco Taxi and Trailercakes.
Chefs on Fire is this weekend Sunday, April 29, 2012. This will be a family fun event that will keep you entertained all day. Look for blue skies and a cool breeze that will make this event a sizzling hot success.
The giant block party begins at 10am and runs most of the day until 5pm at the Shops @ Park Lane.