Results are in, Butcher’s Guild members make the best judges:
BG’s Executive Chef Denny Trantham of Grove Park Inn recently judged the 3rd annual King of the Mountain Chef’s Challenge. The Iron Chef-type challenge, which took place in North Carolina, brought together some of the region’s best chefs to raise money and support for the Fragile Kids Foundation. To read about the secret ingredients, the dishes and who is the current reigning King of the Mountain, visit BunkyCooks.
Chris Consentino headed north recently to be a guest judge on Top Chef Canada for a special offal episode. The episode featured a blind meat tasting followed by creating a 13-course offal tasting. Spoiler: The winning dish? Duck liver Ice cream! Read about the best and the worst dishes at Toronto Life.
Speaking of Chris, his Calf’s Liver and Kidney dish was named one of the Bold Italic’s top 10 food adventures.
Jesse Griffiths is gearing up for a competition of his own. He will be competing later this month in the Live Fire! Competition on his hometurf of Austin. The culinary battle will benefit the Austin Food & Wine Alliance (AFWA), a nonprofit committed to promoting innovation and raising awareness for Central Texas’ culinary community.
Live Fire! takes place Thursday, April 26. For tickets and more information, visit the Austin Food & Wine Alliance website.
Need a vacation after all this competition? Check out Broken Arrow Ranch.
Curiosity is spreading about Michael Dulock’s M.F. Dulock Pasture-Raised Meats in Somerville, MA, which will be selling meat exclusively from small-scale, local farmers. Hopefully Michael will give us the inside scoop as his plans develop!