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Join us on 2/28 in San Antonio for IRON CHEF: TEAM ALAMO v TEAM WHOLE FOODS MARKET in a benefit screening feat FRIED GREEN TOMATOES! 


Note: This event is now on 2/28! 

We’re extrememly proud of our hard-working kitchen staff. Our ambitious film-themed feasts (the seven-course LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy Feast, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Party) are a testament to their talent. One of the most exciting demonstrations of our culinary creativity is the IRON CHEF series. In these events, our chef faces off against one of the most talented chefs in the city while a movie plays for their inspiration. Audience members taste each of the courses prepared by the two teams and a panel of celebrity judges joins the crowd in deciding the outcome. This year’s culinary cage-match pits our very own Trish Eichlberger against Santiago Flores from Whole Foods Market while the movie FRIED GREEN TOMATOES plays for inspiration! Read on for bios and purchase your ticket here to join us at Stone Oak on 2/28 for amazing food, good film and a great time - go Trish! 

About the Chefs

Team Alamo: Trish Eichelberger
Trish is the Austin Market Chef at the Alamo Drafthouse. She has spent a lifetime in the service industry. With a passion for the local farms, community events and the Austin food scene in general, she feels that her role as Austin Market Chef is ripe with opportunity for both herself and the Alamo Drafthouse.

Team Whole Foods Market: Santiago Flores
Originally from Monclova, Mexico, Santiago enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering at the local animal shelter. He has worked for Whole Foods Market for almost fifteen years and has assisted in eighteen new store openings, including London.

About the Judges 

Kimberly Granato

Director of Culinary Arts at the San Antonio Food Bank. In her leadership role with the Food Bank she oversees nearly twenty chefs, three kitchens, a catering business, and a culinary arts training program. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Blue Academy in Austin and has been both a faculty member and chef presenter at Le Cordon Blue since her graduation. She was also the previous owner TasteMasters Catering in Austin. She has a BA in dietetics from the University of Florida.

Roger Soto

GREAT DAY SAN ANTONIO Producer. San Antonio’s number one lifestyle show on Kens 5 is GREAT DAY SAN ANTONIO, and you can often see Roger as an on-air talent reporting on various events. As a self-proclaimed foodie and lover of food, Roger has a unique gift for all things culinary.

Matt Bonner

San Antonio Spurs Forward. Matt earned the nickname “The Red Rocket” while with the Raptors (after Toronto’s transit system as he did not have a car and instead relied on public transit). He’s only the second player from New Hampshire to appear in an NBA game. During the 2009-10 season had a blog on entitled “The Search for the Hoagie Grail,” chronicling his travels to sandwich shops in each NBA city in search for the best sandwich.


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