In 2010, chef Jonas Otsuji competed in a chef competition put on by the Asian Chamber of Commerce and won. It was that experience which inspired him to create Chef War.
Chef War periodically hosts public cooking competitions featuring Utah restaurant chefs. The next Chef War will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6:30 to 9 p.m..
Chef Roberto Denni of Cucina Toscana will face off against chef Tom Call of Fresco Italian Cafe to create three dishes apiece incorporating a single theme ingredient. The theme for this Chef War is bacon -- it's a bacon battle! Or, more accurately, pancetta -- each chef will make use of pancetta in his three, unique, culinary creations. A panel of five culinary guest judges will evaluate and vote on the dishes.
Chef War is open to the public and tickets are $39 per person, which includes a small tasting of each of the six dishes created by the chefs.
The location of this Chef War is Ferguson, 2565 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City.
To purchase tickets, visit ChefWar.com.