Creekstone Farms is a proud to be involved with Diamond Chef Arkansas, a competition sponsored by Pulaski Technical College Foundation. The preliminary rounds were held between eight area chefs at the Peabody Little Rock on March 6. The competition follows the format of the popular television show Chopped where chefs are presented a mystery basket of ingredients and have 40 minutes plus the help of one sous chef to prepare a dish using all the ingredients.
Judges scored the dishes based on taste, presentation, creativity, technical/sanitation, and kitchen organization. The top two chefs from the preliminary rounds will advance to the Arkansas Diamond Chef finale on June 5, 2012 at Statehouse Convention Center. You can see the chefs hard at work during the preliminary rounds in this video.
At the Diamond Chef Arkansas finale on Tuesday, June 5, chefs will create a three-course meal using a mystery ingredient announced just before the start of competition. Tickets to that event are $150 per person and can be purchased by calling Yvette Parker at (501) 812-2271 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.