Calling all FOODIES!

Our Cast Iron Cook-Off is an annual event featuring our city’s most prominent chefs. It’s a chance to watch live as they create culinary delights for our panel of judges using fresh ingredients right from our Market.

The chefs arrive in the morning armed with their preferred serving dishes and cooking utensils, but nothing more; the Market provides each chef with a pantry of basic items (salt, sugar, vinegar, etc), a mystery ingredient or two, and a modest budget so that they may shop the Market for the remaining ingredients they need to prepare their meal. The “surprise” ingredient (the protein) will not be revealed to the chefs until their arrival the morning of the competition.

During the final phase of the event, the chefs present their dishes to members of the tasting panel for judging. The panel is asked to judge based on appearance, taste, creativity and overall impression. The Cast Iron Chef winner will receive receive bragging rights, as well as, a “golden ticket” to the 2016 World Food Championships.



Chattanooga Market, Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN, United States



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