The event was hosted by Andrew Knowlton. He’s the restaurant editor at Bon Appetit magazine and was also a very tough judge on “the Next Iron Chef.” Turned out to be a super nice guy which was a nice surprise.
First they were judged on their skills, like cleaning artichokes and breaking down a salmon. They had fifteen minutes for that.
Then they had to use the prepped ingredients in a dish that was made for three judges. Q102’s Holly Morgan and Joanne Drilling, dining editor for Cincinnati Magazine, joined me as judges.
I got to count the chefs down and say, “Hands up, Utensils down!“ That was awesome. All three dishes were fantastic.
P&G made a donation to each chef's favorite charity and donated $3,000 on behalf of Nick to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.
The 2nd annual Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic was great this year. We are lucky to have it in our city. I know it’s expensive, but If you’re a foodie you may want to check it out.