Winner receives personal episode, highlighting their recipe and kitchen upgrade
By Chris Fish
BREVARD -- More than 15 local, aspiring home-chefs will be competing against one another for the chance to win their very own episode on a growing television show.
The competing chefs will share their favorite traditional family dishes this weekend. The winner will be featured on an episode of the television show "Real Food Real Kitchens," where the chef's winning recipe will be highlighted.
On Saturday, March 23, guests of the first "Real Food Real Kitchens Around the World Cook-off" event will decide which chef should win the episode after sampling the competing recipes.
The winner will also receive a kitchen upgrade, which organizers said may include kitchenware, new cabinetry, appliances, furnishings and more.
Craig Chapman, producer and creator of "Real Food Real Kitchens," said the event will be an exciting experience for both chefs and guests.
"It should be a really cool event," he said. "Guests get a lot of cool stuff for coming."
Along with samples of food from around the world, organizers said that guests will also receive a free beverage -- beer, wine, soda or water -- and a free movie ticket to the Premier Oaks Theater in Melbourne.
Mr. Chapman said the event will also announce season two of the Hulu/PBS cooking series.
"Real Food Real Kitchens" tells the story of a dish and its family and culture, which brings it to life.
Mr. Chapman said the show is not just another cooking show, but a lasting documentation of family traditions that are often lost.
Mr. Chapman said a portion of ticket sales from the event will go toward the Space Coast organization "The Children's Hunger Project."
"The Children's Hunger Project" provides food for young people on the Space Coast by giving out weekend food backpacks. The organization's goal is to ensure that elementary school children do not have to experience hunger or malnutrition.
The first "Real Food Real Kitchens Around the World Cook-Off" will be on Saturday, March 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Courtyard at the Oaks, 1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne.
Tickets for the event are $30 and are available at the door or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/339814.
For more information or to make a donation to the "Children's Hunger Project," contact Robert Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors for the event are Florida Beer, Mako Vodka, Premier Theaters at the Oaks and The Courtyard at the Oaks.