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6th Annual Chefs Challenge to benefit Challenge Mountain - April 12 - 13, 2013

Showcasing the best chefs in the state of Michigan.  If you're looking for a fun-filled exciting event, don’t miss the 6th Annual Chefs Challenge for Challenge Mountain.

Chef teams from throughout Michigan present the state's great agricultural diversity at its succulent finest, complimented by fine Michigan wines, microbrews and spirits.... a true premier Michigan event.  Weekend events include exciting seminars, culinary exhibits, three chef competitions along with great food, wine and celebrity judges.

Nightly lodging is available at Boyne Mountain Resort starting at $69 per night in the Clock Tower Lodge and $118 in the luxurious Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa.  For reservations, call 800.GO.BOYNE (462.6963).

Friday, April 12, 2013:

  • 6-8pm: High School Culinary Competition and Meet & Greet, Vienna Room, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa.  Open to the public.  $10 general admission includes unlimited tastes and cash bar.

Saturday, April 13, 2013:

  • 9am-12pm: Food, Beer, Wine and Wellness Seminars, Civic Center - FREE ADMISSION
  • 11am-4pm: "Taste of Michigan" Food, Dessert, Beer, Wine and Spirit Tasting, Civic Center - Cost is $30 for eight tasting good towards food and beverage tastings and includes admission to the Chop Challenge.  Additional tickets can be purchased in quantities of four for $15, or eight for $25. Entry/tickets can be purchased at the door.
  • 1:30pm: Four winners for the Chop Challenge determined by three celebrity judges.
  • 2pm – 4pm: Chop Challenge, Civic Center
  • 3pm: Announcement of Taste of Michigan People's Choice Winners
  • 4pm: Announcement of Chop Challenge Winner
  • 4:30 – 6pm: Cake Decorating Challenge, Civic Center Lower Level - Cost is $5 for dessert samples and cash bar.  Emceed by celebrity Chef Michelle Bommarito.

For a list of participating chef teams and additional information, please visit www.chefs-challenge.com.

All Chefs Challenge proceeds go to help Challenge Mountain, the nation’s only adaptive recreational facility dedicated exclusively to people with special needs. 100% of all donated dollars go directly to Challenge Mountain programs.

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