Winners, Photos & The Next Battles
86'D, A Culinary Collision is an ongoing series of friendly yet fierce culinary competitions where chefs battle it out in real time in front of a live audience consisting of influencers, restaurant critics, journalists, bloggers, renowned chefs, respected restaurateurs, friends and family for bragging rights, a cool trophy, and more importantly... to help raise funds and awareness for End Hunger Connecticut! We love to have a good time and do good in our communities, if there's an opportunity to do both, we're there.
How it work: Three guest judges choose one winner per round. Judging is based on Originality, Flavor, Plating, and Cleanliness of their station. YOU, our guests, get to watch the whole thing unfold and cheer them on while enjoying cocktails, beer, and apps. The event often takes place on a Monday with doors often open at 9:30 pm and tickets can cost on average $25-$35. You might know the date, but the event locations is announced only days in advance. 21+ only.
Know where the next battle is by following @86dculinarycollision on Facebook.
Talk about a HUGE BATTLE?! October 9th it's Chef Hunter Morton from Max's Oyster Bar against Chef Roy Riedl of Mercado and El Pollo Guapo!! The secret location will be announced before the event. Check back for updates about the event featuring DJ Darth Fader and Renee DiNino of iHeartRadio as Emcee! We're raising money for End Hunger Connecticut! and giving back to those who need it!
Latest Photos & Winners:
September 18th: HUGE thank you to Chango Rosa Tacos for hosting our last semi-final Chef Battle. It featured an 180 lb roasted pig! We raised money for the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. A portion of ticket proceeds are going to help recovery efforts in Florida and Texas - Operation BBQ Relief! Thanks to everyone that came together and helped those who lost everything.
Congrats to our winner KC Ward of Rooster Company! April Melisa of The North House brought GAME - she's fierce! Thank you to Nick Caito for the photos!