The annual event, which will once again take place at Plaza del Camarón (Shrimp Plaza), will begin at 11 am and run through 5 p.m. where people can sample dishes from dozens of area restaurants. Principal organizer Rosie Glover explains funds raised at the event, along with 10% from tickets used at the various booths, will go towards various organizations including the local Fire Department, the Dialysis project, as well as the Santa Claus club.
The TOP Chef program will be enlivened with music and baile folklorico, highlighting the competition where each chef will prepare three courses – appetizer, entrée, and dessert – all within the span of just an hour.
Only two chefs will be competing in the TOP Chef competition this year; Glover explains these were selected during smaller contests held among restaurants.
The goal of this event is to ensure it continues to be a tradition, and yet another attraction for tourists. Promotion of the event has spread to Arizona, with at least two buses from Tucson scheduled to join in this year’s fun.