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6th Annual Iron Chef Challenge!

On Wednesday October 3rd, the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market will host our sixth annual Iron Chef Market Cook-Off Challenge. Participating local chefs will be given identical baskets full of fresh, seasonal fall produce, local meats & cheeses, and other market goods. They will also be given $10 worth of Nourish Market Dollars to select & purchase a ‘special ingredient’ from any market vendor.

Starting at 10:30am, Chefs will be given 1.5 hours to create a seasonal dish on-site that will be sampled and rated by a panel of guest judges at 12pm. One local Chef will be crowned the 6th Annual Market Iron Chef by creating an innovative dish that showcases local products, uses everything in the basket & is of course, delicious.

Chefs include returning Champion Tyler Scott from RARE Grillhouse, Lorianne Cicchillo, Connor Reinhart (Boardwalk Café), and Mike Sterpin (YMCA Café). Judges Dean Pappas (Town Ward Councillor) and daughter Tolula, past winner Bonnie Kubica (BE Catering), and Teresa Kaszuba (Chex Television) will have the challenging job of tasting and analyzing the deliciously local dishes created by our Chefs, and choosing a winner.