Brewery Ommegang's HopChef competition heads to Miami in April

 

HopChef hits eight cites, with over 40 rising chefs competing for top honors & trip to finals

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by Lesley Abravanel l Lank@aol.com

Partnering with SAVEUR Magazine and StarChefs, the third annual Brewery Ommegang HopChef beer and food pairing competition hits Miami on Monday, April 28 at The Biltmore. Representing our fair city in the competition which requires one dish showcasing their imaginative beer and food pairing skills:

David Hackett – The Biltmore Hotel

Alan Hughes – Embassy of Wellbeing and Debauchery

Jacob AnayaOTC

Sean BraselMeat Market

Jeremy Goldberg Route 9

Michell SanchezLatin House Burger & Taco

Jason Pringle DB Bistro       

Michael MeuseDoubletree Miami Airport Convention Center

Judging them will be Michael Schwartz, Prime 112 Head Chef Mike Sabin, Pubbelly Chef Jose Mendin, Master Cicerone Neil Witte, and StarChefs Managing Editor Will Blunt.

The HopChef winner from Miami will be invited to the Grand Finale to compete against winners Boston, Denver, San Francisco and Philadelphia at Ommegang's annual Belgium Comes to Cooperstown festival on Aug. 9, The 2014 Grand Prize winner will receive a spotlight position on the SAVEURTastemakers board, a spotlight in SAVEUR Magazine & StarChefs.com editorial, a showcase with Brewery Ommegang at the StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress and a showcase station with Brewery Ommegang at the SAVEUR Summer BBQ, both in New York.

Tickets are $75 and include samples of each chef’s signature dish and accompanying Ommegang beers as well as a commemorative Brewery Ommegang glass.

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