Iron Chef: FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
|Starring||Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
Let's face it - we've got an all star kitchen staff. Our waiters and cooks endure some pretty difficult conditions yet still manage to shine. Our film-themed feasts are the stuff of legend, from the 7-course Lord of the Rings Trilogy Feast to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Party and everything in between.
But the most exciting demonstration of our culinary chops is, without a doubt, our IRON CHEF series.
For this series, our chefs face head to head against one of the city's hottest and most talented restaurant chefs in an all out war. With a film playing in the background to inspire them, the kitchen masters create dishes that dazzle the mind. A panel of celebrity judges along with input from our crowd will crown the winner.
This years culinary thrown down pits our chef vs WHOLE FOODS MARKET. No matter who is anointed king, the audience is the real winner of the evening. You'll get to taste each of the courses prepared by the two teams, all while watching a marvelous film. This is about exciting dishes prepared by some of the best chefs in town - how could you go wrong?
And while we're on the subject of the film, we're very pleased to announce the film for this January edition of IRON CHEF: FRIED GREEN TOMATOES!
Meet the Chefs:
Trish Eichelberger. Trish's life in the service industry began with her first job at the age of 15 at the Houston General Cinema Theater. Her career continued and her experience in fine dining grew to the point where she had back door access to all the fine dining kitchens around town and made a feast with 70lbs of butter. With a passion for the local farms, community events and the Austin food scene in general, she feels that the job is ripe with opportunity for both her and the Alamo Drafthouse.
Team Whole Foods Market
Santiago Flores but you can call him Chago. 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 15 years and I has assisted in 18 new store openings including London!
Chef Kimberly Granato, Director of Culinary Arts at the San Antonio Food Bank. In her leadership role with the Food Bank she oversees nearly 20 chefs, 3 kitchens, a catering business, and a culinary arts training program. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Academy (Austin) and has been both a faculty member and chef presenter at Le Cordon Bleu since her graduation. She was also the previous owner TasteMasters Catering (Austin). She has a BA in dietetics from the Univ. of Florida, and even though her Gators lost in the Sugar Bowl this month she is still a proud member of Gator Nation!
Great Day SA Producer Roger Soto, San Antonio’s #1 Lifestyle Show on Kens 5. You can often times see Roger as part of Great Day SA as an on-air talent reporting on various events. As a self-proclaimed foodie and lover of food Roger has a unique gift for the foods.
San Antonio Spurs Forward Matt Bonner. He and his wife, Nadia, were married in the summer of 2008. The couple has one daughter, Evangeline-Vesper …was his high school valedictorian … majored in business administration … 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)…now drives a white Pontiac Grand Prix … only the second player from New Hampshire to appear in an NBA game (Jeff Cross, who appeared in 21 games with the L.A. Clippers in 1985–86, was the first from the Granite State to play in the NBA) … is an X-Files enthusiast … an avid cribbage player … loves sandwiches … during the 2009-10 season had a blog on spurs.com entitled “The Search for the Hoagie Grail,” chronicling his travels to sandwich shops in each NBA city in search for the best sandwich.
Proceeds for this event will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank!