Which local chef has the knife skills to pay the bills? We'll find out April 30th as the grill heats up at the 8th Annual Celebrity Chef Challenge. The setting of this "Iron Chef" style competition will be the California Automobile Museum (2200 Front Street, Sacramento) - though in a culinary battle like this, we'd like to see it held in a steel octagon cage suspended over a ring. Each chef will have 45 mins. and five ingredients to wow a judging panel with three dishes.
The celebrity chefs in this foodie grudge match are:
Ryan O'Malley (Piatti Ristorante)
Russell Michel (Morgan's Central Valley Bistro at the Sheraton Grand)
Anthony Dimasuay (3 Fires Lounge in Residence Inn by Marriott)
Kristy DeVaney (www.Cakegrrl.com)
Chef Q (Chef Q for Hire)
Teresa Urkofsky (American River College Culinary Arts Program)
Along with this chef's challenge, samples of food and drink will be available from 100 vendors. Tickets cost $50 advance, $60 at the door. For more information: www.chefevent.com.