Wilson Iron Chef 2016:
Sunday, April 10, 2016 | 1-5pm
Wilson High School
Restaurants will vie for votes with samples as part of the People's Choice Competition. Each restaurant will create a menu item of its choosing using one common predetermined ingredient – the 2017 common ingredient is CHEESE. Attendees sample each item and vote for their favorite! The two participants that receive the most votes are invited to compete in the main Iron Chef Competition in 2018. The People’s Choice Competition is limited to 12 chefs – first come, first serve. Please click here to access the People’s Choice Application Form. Early Bird Deadline: January 13; Final Deadline is March 1, 2017.
The People's Choice Competition consisted of several area restaurants that each created a menu item of their choosing using the common ingredient of bacon which was predetermined by Wilson's Iron Chef Committee. During the event, attendees had the opportunity to taste all items and vote for their favorite. Congratulations to this year's runner up, Bernville Eagle Hotel which made a Bacon Maple Crunch Ice-cream and to this year's winner, the Crowne Plaza Hotel which served a Strawberry Apple Drink with Candied Bacon, a Maple Bacon Shooter, Bacon - Shrimp - Crab Cake, Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin with Bacon Chipotle Sauce, and Arugula with Bacon Vinaigrette. These two restaurants are invited to compete in the main Iron Chef Competition in 2017! Thank you to all of the People's Choice Competitors for your time, food, and creativity.
2017 People's Choice Competitors:
2015 People's Choice Competition
Sweet potato was the ingredient of choice for last year’s People’s Choice Competition. 9 local restaurants created dishes incorporating the special ingredient. Clearly a crowd favorite, this year’s winner was Dans at Green Hills for their Sweet Potato Soup. Runner up was Chef Tim from the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Reading. Chef Tim prepared a sweet potato puree alongside a sweet potato crusted almond chicken with snow pea shoots, strawberry sauce, balsamic strawberries, and mandarin oranges, all accompanied by sweet potato infused lemonade. Both Dans at Green Hills and Crowne Plaza Hotel-Reading will compete as a part of the mainstage 2016 Iron Chef competition. Thank you to all of last year’s People’s Choice competitors for preparing delicious samples for attendees to enjoy.
2014 People's Choice Competition
Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 People's Choice Competition, h2o Kitchen!
The winning item was their Pretzel-crusted Crab Beignets with Melted Peppers & Smoked Pastrami Aioli.
Another congratulations to the runner-up, GNA Ristorante with their Pretzel Tiramisu!
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