On Saturday, July 7, Local First Utah will host the 5th Annual Chef's Challenge at the Downtown Farmers Market, beginning at 10 a.m..
This year's Chef's Challenge will feature three talented local chefs: Finca chef Phelix Gardner, Buzz Willey of Pallet, and Brock Wall from the Avenues Bistro on Third.
The event begins with a "People's Choice" round, where chefs will share appetizers featuring locally sourced food with audience members who can vote for their favorites.
In the second round, a panel of five notable judges will taste and evaluate dishes utilizing a secret ingredient procured from the Farmers Market, which will be revealed at the time of the cook-off.
The Chef's Challenge launches Local First Utah's "Summer of Independents" campaign, designed to "highlight the independent businesses that keep our local economy strong," featuring a series of events and a Summer Saver coupon available online and redeemable at over 80 locally owned businesses.
For more info, visit www.localfirst.org.