TOP CHEF – ROUND 2 | Tickets on Sale NOW!
Tickets are beginning to sell quickly for this next cooking contest event, Round 2 of the “Top Chef Challenge: The Best of Greater Haverhill’s Chefs, Food, Wine, Beer & More…” Three all new chefs are sharpening their knives, stoking their ovens and fine-tuning their favorite recipes. Be a part of the deliciously good time.
The event will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Merrimack Valley Golf Club, 210 Howe Street, Methuen. As in Round 1, this evening will feature live cooking demonstrations with three renowned local chefs, voting by a panel of judges & the audience, wine & beer tasting and an array of stationary and passed hors d’oeuvres stations.
Sure to be an even BIGGER hit than Round One, with both foodies and non-foodies alike the audience will have a chance to vote for their favorite presentation in the Main Dish / Entrée category. Competing in this challenge so far are Chef Rob Ozoonian, Executive Chef, Joseph’s Trattoria in Ward Hill; and Anna Jabar-Omoyeni, Development Chef for Simply Elegant Catering and Past Owner La Boniche Restaurant in Lowell; and Travis Brown, Executive Chef, Haverhill Country Club.
Guest will begin to arrive at 5:30 PM and be treated to samplings of fine wines, craft beers and locally made meads. The cooking demonstrations by each chef will begin at 6:30 p.m. The demonstration will also be videoed and streamed live on screen at the event for maximum visibility. Chef Selections will be presented to the audience for judging.
Thank you to our Exclusive Media Sponsor, Merrimack Valley Magazine; Decadent Sponsor, Trinty EMS; and Dessert Sponsor, Align Credit Union. Tickets are $50 each and include the beer and wine tasting, stationary and passed hors d’oeuvres selection, and entry to the live cooking show. A cash bar will also be available. For ticket reservation contact the Chamber office at 978-373-5663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information please visit the website at www.haverhillchamber.com.
Rob Ozoonian: Robert graduated from Johnson and Wales College in 1984 with his degree in culinary arts. He has since worked for Caesar’s Hotel in Lake Tahoe, corporate hotels, including, Marriott, Hilton, and Sheraton, as well as Odyssey Cruises of Boston. Robert has worked in the industry for 25 years. His latest endeavor is Executive Chef at Joseph’s Trattoria and Bakery. His staff of 20 perfect Tuscan Italian cuisine only to be rivaled by the Italian Kitchens of Tuscany themselves.
Anna Jabar-Omoyeni: In November 2014, after 26 years, Chef Anna Jabar-Omoyeni closed the doors of her upscale French Bistro and Wine Bar, La Boniche in downtown Lowell. Anna now works as a consultant to area restaurateurs providing expertise in Menu and recipe development, interior design as and kitchen / dining room layout. She recently accepted a position with Simply Elegant Catering, where she will act as Development Chef.
Travis Brown: Travis Brown grew up in a big family in Camden, Delaware where he was surrounded by a family of Chefs. When Travis was in high school he participated in a cooking contest which led him to a full scholarship to Johnson & Wales University. He graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 1989 with an Associates degree in Culinary Arts. He did seasonal work in St. John and Sanibel Island where he gained an immense amount of professional experience. Working in the islands offered new experiences’ in Caribbean and exotic styles of cooking. In addition Travis is proud to be the “Clam Chowder of Essex, Ipswich & Haverhill Award Winner in 2009, 2010 & 2012.”