Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Four local chefs to meet the JFS Orlando chef challenge

Jewish Family Services Orlando is hosting a chef’s challenge dining event that will test well-known chefs in Central Florida to prepare a four-course dinner by using ingredients found solely from JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry. Contestants in the Pantry to Plate: A Chef’s Challenge Event, emceed by celebrity Chef Cat Cora, are Kathleen Blake of The Rusty Spoon, Hari Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant and John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse and The COOP. Their culinary cuisine will be judged on taste, presentation, and creativity.

The event will be held at B.B. King’s Blues Club 9101 International Dr. Orlando on Sept. 18, with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by live entertainment until 10 p.m

Tickets are $125 per person, $1,000 for a table of 10. All proceeds from Pantry to Plate will go to support JFS Orlando. For more information or to RSVP, contact

Michael Cooper, Marketing and Development Manager, at 407-644-7593 Web link: pantrytoplatechallenge.org


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