Celebrity Chefs Compete Thursday

Kerry Kraus

Some of Arkansas’s best-known culinary stars shine this Thursday as

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presents its 2010 Celebrity Chef Cook-off from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. These six kitchen maestros prepare recipes submitted to the magazine’s 2010 Reader Recipe Contest: David Bennett (top right) of Vieux Carre, Brian Deloney (top left) of Maddie’s Place, Donnie Ferneau (middle right) of Ferneau, Timothy Morton (middle left) of 1620 Restaurant. Ted Roman of The Arlington Hotel and Tandra Watkins (bottom right) of The Capital Hotel.

Judges are Mark Abernathy of Loca Luna and Red Door Bistro, Faith Anaya of KidsCook Arkansas, Peter Brave of Brave New Restaurant, Todd Gold of Purple Cow and Mary Twedtof KUAR’s “Arkansas Cooks.” 

Pulaski Technical College’s Campus Center Grand Hall is where the cook-off takes place. It’s located at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock. Dress for the evening is business casual and there is an open bar with heavy hors d’oeuvers served. Tickets are $50 per person with proceeds benefiting the Pulaski Technical College Foundation Arkansas Culinary School Fund. Reservations required and can be made online or by calling 501-244-9700
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