Farm to Chef Maryland is going virtual this year!

The Farm to Chef Maryland cooking competition that supports the vital work of TasteWise Kids is going online — which is great news for foodie families! Taking a cue from favorite food shows, two-person Chef teams will go head to head in a cooking competition at Baltimore Chef Shop on October 5, 2020. A complete entree will be prepared and judged by special guests — and viewers will vote live for People’s Choice!

Chefs will be creating their entrees using ingredients selected from a bountiful pantry stocked by Maryland farmers and makers. The key will be the successful and best use of a mystery ingredient — to be revealed at the start of the cooking challenge. We’re guessing since items are locally-sourced that the mystery ingredient won’t be Limu, but maybe there is a Limu farm somewhere we don’t know about… 

Who will be battling it out in the kitchen? Chefs Jerry Edwards (Chef Expressions at Manor Tavern) & Anthony Franklin (Cosima) will face off with Chefs Jon Kohler (Pairings Bistro) and Saon Brice (Copper Kitchen). 

While viewers won’t be able to taste the dishes, they can still have a culinary experience at home during the event since TasteWise Kids is offering a variety of ticket packages and experience options:

  • Fan ($25): Support TasteWise Kids and receive a private link to watch the October 5th premiere of Farm to Chef 2020 and vote for the People’s Choice prize!
  • Family ($25): Make it a TasteWise Kids party with festive, family-friendly recipes and activities delivered to your inbox!+ October 5th premiere access and People’s Choice vote.
  • Maker Mystery Box ($50): Celebrate TasteWise Kids with a mix of delicious treats, inspiring ingredients, and other surprises from 5 local brands. Your box will be delivered by USPS. You’ll also have access to October 5th event and fan-favorite voting

Early bird pricing is available for Fan and Family tickets through September 18. 

What makes this event (cool) for families? Your kids can channel their inner Ted Allen and critique the dishes from the comfort of your own living room — all while supporting and raising funds for TasteWise Kids. TasteWise Kids, a local Baltimore non-profit organization, operates with a single goal in mind: to offer children fun ways to learn about food and inspire a lifetime of positive, healthy eating habits. They empower children of all ages to think about food in new ways, to explore their own sense of taste and to realize that flavorful, nutritious food and good health go together – naturally. 

Nab your tickets and get ready for a fun, foodie family date-night at home for a GREAT cause!