Competition will drive the festival with the 2020 Standard TV & Appliance Top Chef Competition, presented by Safeway/Albertsons. Just like the popular Food Network series, the Top Chef competition presents unique challenges, special and secret ingredients and an opportunity for local chefs to flex their creative muscles.
The “Kitchen Stadium” comes alive with delicious tastes and smells of Central Oregon’s most talented chefs. Two full sized kitchens will be set up for the Top Chef Competition right in the middle of downtown. The kitchens will hold a full pantry that each team has access to for their ingredients. Eight local chefs will compete to prove their culinary expertise utilizing a “secret ingredient” in a 45-minute cook-off, with their entrees (paired with an appetizer or dessert) judged by a panel of local foodies.
Winners of each round will advance to the next stage, leading up to the final championship round to determine who will be the 2020 Bite of Bend Top Chef!