6th Annual Chefs on the Grill Competition

Earlier this week I had a chance to attend the 6th annual Chefs on the Grill competition that took place at Millennium Park Grill in Chicago, a perfect setting to welcome in summer!

This year 13 different chefs and restaurants participated in the grilling competition that draws chefs from all corners of the city. I was able to try 11 out of the 13 creations and captured images of each one!

I attended this event last year as well and was pleased to see some of the same chefs and restaurants participating again. I was particularly pleased that one of my favorites, Chef Jupiter from Frontier was returning to compete. Last year he served a whole alligator, so this year I was excited to see what he was cooking up. You can read about my whole animal experience at Frontier, in which our party consumed a wild hog, in one of my other blog posts!

Here is a list of all the competitors:
•    Bernie Laskowski – Park Grill
•    Andrew Deuel – Tesori
•    Robert Hoffman – City Tavern
•    John Caputo – Firehouse
•    Pete Coenen – The Gage
•    Joseph Rose – Lockwood
•    Cory Morris – Mercat a la Planxa
•    Derek Simcik – Atwood Café
•    Peter Balodinas – Rosebud Prime
•    Brian Jupiter – Frontier
•    De’Ann Wellwerts  – Markethouse
•    Matt Pollock – Epic
•    Trevor Hoyte – IPO

At the end of the event, after all the voting took place, Mercat a la Planxa took home first place with their grilled Colorado lamb chops with ramp pesto, pickled ramps and migas.

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