Iron Chef & Local Food Expos at the City Market

A live, local homage to the cult classic cooking show

The Iron Chef City Market Competition challenges six sous chefs from restaurants participating in our Farm to Table Restaurant week to come up with a dish that is 100% locally-sourced.

The six contestants will each have a $50 budget, 35 minutes to tour the farmer’s market, and just 30 minutes to cook, before presenting their dishes to a formidable panel of local food celebs. The winner will take home $250 and the title of Charlottesville’s Iron Chef.

Tom Tom will be working with Parks & Rec to carry out this event, which demonstrates the City Market as an invaluable resource in making “buying local” the standard.

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