Iron Chef Throw Down

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September 14-15, 2016 – Showcase Floor

The Iron Chef Competition provides an opportunity for chefs to display their amazing culinary techniques and skills, with the opportunity to earn bragging rights and build their reputations as top talent in the state. The competition is open to eight eligible chefs from restaurants, country clubs or catering businesses that are members of the Arkansas Hospitality Association. As part of the Iron Chef challenge, contestants must use a “mystery basket” announced at the competition that truly showcases the contestants creativity. For more information or questions, please contact Amy Moorehead by phone at (501)376-2323 or by e-mail at amy@arhospitality.org.

Iron Chef Entry Application 2016

Iron Chef Rules 2016

Click here for a video of the Iron Chef Competition

2015 Iron Chef Champion

The Iron Chef Competition took place over Wednesday and Thursday on the trade show floor.

The winner of the competition, Chef Casey Copeland, SO Restaurant & Bar, took the title in the final round defeating Chef Gilbert Alaquinez, Clinton Presidential Center.

The other participating chefs were:

  • Chef Jeff Caruso – Little Rock Marriott
  • Chef Shane Curley – Tusk and Trotter American Brasserie
  • Chef Jason Knapp – Sysco Arkansas
  • Chef Brian Kumro – Southland Park Gaming & Racing
  • Chef Justus Moll – River Grille Steak House
  • Chef Breck Hatcher – YaYa’s Eurobistro