by Nancy Stiles
Iron Fork 2015 is less than one month away -- needless to say, we're getting pretty excited. Besides the endless food tastings, one of our favorite parts of the event is the chefs' competition. Last year, John Perkins of Juniper came out victorious. This year, he's sending his new executive chef Cassy Vires to defend the title.
The competition, sponsored by Whole Foods, will pit Vires against James Beard Foundation Award nominee Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro, Heather Stone of Taste and Justin McMillen of Sidney Street Cafe. Their cooking skills will be judged by our restaurant critic Cheryl Baehr, St. Louis Foodbank president and CEO Frank Finnegan, Jessica Seratti of Whole Foods and Scottish Arms executive chef Carl Hazel.
Participating restaurants at Iron Fork include Anthonino's, Athlete Eats, Cielo, Cleveland-Heath, Element Restaurant and Lounge, Evangeline's, Fork & Stix, Grapeseed, Grove East Provisions/Red Fox Bakery, Juniper, Kakao Chocolate, Layla, Lona's Lil Eats, Mission Taco Joint, Pappy's Smokehouse, Quincy Street Bistro, Salume Beddu, Scape, Seoul Taco, Sister Cities Cajun & BBQ, Strange Donuts, Three Flags Tavern and more.
Iron Fork has sold out for the past two years, so be sure to get your tickets early HERE.
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