VERO BEACH – Vero’s Top Chef Challenge 2019 to benefit The Hope for Families Center was held Monday night at the beautiful Bent Pine Golf Club.
Sebastian Daily was there to experience the cuisine of the eight talented chefs who partook.
We congratulate the four finalists who will move on to the finale:
- Chef Alfredo Arce of The Wave Kitchen & Bar at Costa d’este
Pan Seared Scallop, Bacon & Tomato Jam, Pork Belly, Sweet Potato Puree, Micro Arugula
- Chef Eddie Hunter of Cuisine Machine
Slow Braised Brisket with Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potato, Guava Demi-Glaze, Radish Micro Greens
- Chef Travis Beckett of Wild Thyme Catering
Herb Marinated Lamb Chop with Blackberry Coulis
- Chef Chuck Arnold of Fire and Wine
Crispy Waffle, House Smoked Steelhead Trout, Collard Green Butter, and Siracha Syrup
The Chefs that did not move on:
- Chef Mike Wood of Wood N Spoon
Chicken Oscar, House MacBooha Sauce, Pepper Jam
- Chef Jason Alfonso of 121 Tapas on the Water
Sliced Waygu Sirloin, Roasted Red Pepper Hash, Bernaise
- Chef Leanne Kelleher of The Tides
Southern BBQ Duck, Slow roasted and shredded, Hominy Cheddar Grits, Crackling Corn Bread, Pickled Green Tomatoes and Mustard seeds with a Stone Ground Aioli
- Chef James Mason of Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club
Old Florida Citrus Ceviche – Florida Bay Scallops, Black Gulf Grouper, Key West Lime, Cross Creek Blood Orange, Avocado, Garden Vegetables, and Osceola Greens.
The Vero’s Top Chef Challenge Finale featuring the four finalists will be held on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bent Pine Golf Club. $150 per person (Includes two drink tickets).
To purchase tickets Call 772-567-5537 or go to the Hope for Families Center website.
Vero Beach’s Hope for Families Center provides the tools to empower its residents, helping them identify and resolve their problems, find better jobs and ultimately move into stable living arrangements.
To find out more how you can help out in our community go to Hopeforfamiliescenter.org.