Chefs’ Night Off started as an ongoing series of “pirate” dinners, conceptualized and executed by cooks and bartenders from Indianapolis’ most respected restaurants. This was an opportunity to showcase the developing talents of Indy’s culinary scene and locally owned restaurants and bars with a focus on slow food. The idea is to help cultivate Indy’s food scene and community. To get cooks working with other cooks exchanging ideas, having fun, and talking shit. That idea has now since grown into multiple markets, cross pollinating talent from many cities.
We facilitate a creative think tank for America’s culinary and bar talent. The chefs interact with the guests to create a dining experience like no other. There is no “razzle dazzle,” and no unnecessary frills. Just the people who put the flame to the pan breaking loose for one night and bringing to life their cuisines, their way.
Private Events/Weddings: From in home culinary demonstrations and private meals to weddings Chefs Night Off can provide you with a culinary experience unlike any other. We work with every client to make certain they and their guests have the best experience possible. Tired of bacon wrapped asparagus and a Caprese salad at your events? So are we. We will work with local farms and farmers to provide you and your guests with the highest quality, locally and ethically sourced product available.
Eco friendly/Sustainable weddings: Allow us to help you plan your special day while keeping the environment and your budget in mind.
Due to the individual and unique nature of our events we do not offer “packages”. Instead we prefer to tailor the experience to our clients needs and budget.
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Chefs Night Off Presents: Red Gold Tomato Takedown on Sunday, July 15 from 3-6pm at the beautiful Green Door Gourmet Farm in Nashville, TN. This event brings together chefs and home cooks to compete in the battle of tomatoes – who will create the most delicious and unique dish using Red Gold tomatoes? The winner of the Red Gold Tomato Takedown will not only take home the coveted “Tomato Tower” trophy, but they will also qualify to compete at the World Food Championships this November!
During the event, attendees will sample dishes from more than 10 restaurants, sip on Red Gold Bloody Mary’s and vote to decide who will be the ultimate winner of the Red Gold Tomato Takedown! The fun doesn’t stop with the food, onsite attendees can enjoy Red Gold inspired games, a scavenger hunt and more! The Red Gold team will be onsite sampling recipes, sharing the Red Gold story and passing out coupons.
$15 General Admission at 4pm
$25 VIP entry at 3pm, Red Gold Bloody Mary Bar and swag bag as well as indoor seating.
The current list of 2018’s competitors:
Josh Galliano: “People’s Choice Best New Chef: Midwest” James Beard semi-finalist nominations,
Will Smith: Featured on Travel Channels “American Grilled”.
Doa Lee: 6 time Gold, 4 time Silver and 3 time Bronze winning chef.
Rodney Laulo: New South Food Revolution
George Phelps: Owner of Chili Rocks and renowned chili competitor. 2015 WFC proved to be his best outing ever with 2nd Place in the Red Chili category.
Michael DiBuono: Food Network will be airing a seafood special showcasing the World Seafood Championship in early summer of 2018.
Dennis Stukel: Bavarian Bierhaus
Raenel Stelly: Chattanooga Butter Co., Chefs Move to Schools, Meals to Heal, Atlanta’s Africa’s Children Fund Charity, Metro Nashville Health Department and TennderCare partnership.
Chauncey Littlefield: Badcompany Cookers, IBCA and KCBS Competitor
Lisa Gwatney: Lisa’s Family Table, Current WFC “Steak” Champion and she holds the overall World Food Champ.
Larry Carlile: Hemingway’s
Joseph Gora: Competitor in the WFC “Steak” Championship
Richard Jones: Green Door Gourmet
Michael McCloud: Founder of World Food Championship
Michael McDearman: Renowned judge and food sport host
Beth Sachan: Eat. Drink. Smile.
Notes: Chefs and judges are subject to change. Due to the nature of the event no allergy modifications may be made. Tickets are refundable up to 7 days prior to the event.
We love all of you, unless you are a nazi or bigot…then we do not like you. We like hearing from you. Feel free to shoot us questions about upcoming dinners or submit yourself to potentially cook a future dinner. We also do catering for private dinners and events.Email address: [email protected]
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