LUXE Magazine and LUWA 1st Annual "Battle of the Chefs"
LUXE Magazine and LUWA Distributing hosted the 1st Annual "Battle of the Chefs" held at the LUWA Gallery in Bellevue, WA. Six local celebrity chefs lead teams (each included an architect, designer, developer, and 2 sous chefs) in an effort to win the title of "Platinum Knife Award." The restaurants represented were: . Chef Peter Levine - Aqua by El Gaucho . Chef Jacky Lo - Wild Ginger . Chef Bobby Moore - The Barking Frog . Chef Brian Scheehser - Trellis at the Heathman Hotel . Chef Jonathan Sundstrom - Lark
Have a look at the action!
Teams had one hour to create an appetizer and dessert using the two secret ingredients "pear & wasabi." Judges including Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty and myself (Stacy Lill), along with Ron Upshaw (the Ron & Don show KIRO FM 97.3), Brian Canlis, Jessie Bratter (Editor LUXE), and Angel Paullin (O Wines scholarship student) rated the delicious options served up by each of the teams. The winning team was judged on "Originality" & "Presentation." Proceeds from the evening went to our O Wines "Opportunity for Success Scholarship Fund" at the College Success Foundation.
$18, 500 was raised, thank you LUXE Magazine & LUWA!!! What a great night and for a great cause. Cheers!