Round 3 kicked-off this Monday, August 16th with some updates in the rules for the chefs for the remaining rounds and extra events have scheduled.
There are some new rules and changes for Round 3, as well as the Semi-Finals and Finals for the chefs:
- ROUND 3 – Each chef may again bring three secret ingredients, but nothing previously used as a secret ingredient in Round 2 may be used again. As an added challenge, we’ve asked the chefs to re-create a classic for one of their courses (i.e. a new version of grilled cheese, new trending version of a burger, spin on an apple pie, etc.) something that breathes new life into a classic and shows their individuality as a chef as well as highlights their creativity.
- ROUND 4 (Semi-Finals) – a different cheese needs to be used in each course. Also, each course needs to be from a different geographic region/ethnicity (i.e. Greek, Asian, Italian).
- ROUND 5 (Final) – For the Final, both chefs will use the same proteins, which will be chosen by Mason Dixon Master Chef. Each chef will be asked to create their own special twist on fusion that highlights their abilities as a Master Chef in all three judged categories (presentation, creativity, and taste). This will be for all three courses and the chef must explain what they have fused so that all judges can judge how successful and original the creations are
Monday’s match hosted Kenny Plante of Red Star and Mark Ricker of Morsel with Kenny Plantes winning by less than one point. Tuesday’s match hosted Bill Crouse of Slainte/Kooper’s Tavern/Woody’s Rum Bar and Justin McGaunn of Aldo’s with a split decision by the judges- three expert judges scored it one to Bill Crouse, one to Justin McGaunn, and one couldn’t decide and scored them even and Justin McGaunn came out the winner.
Plus the local company Noble Vintners has agreed to host FREE Wine Tastings at all of the remaining Mason Dixon Master Chef events this year. Wines are specially selected each night to complement the gourmet meals Truffles Catering’s own Chef Tim Dore’s prepares for each competition night. Wine tastings are offered in the Grand Ballroom of The Belvedere during the cash bar happy hour from 5:45 – 6:30pm.
They are expecting a sell out crowd for these last matches, and no tickets will be available at the door. You can purchase tickets now for any of the remaining matches (Round 3, Semi-finals, or the Final match to see who will win it all on September 13th!). Tickets must be purchased in advance: http://www.masondixonmasterchef.com/purchase-tickets/
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