Pantry to Plate Chefs’ Challenge is a unique dining event that tests well-known chefs in Central Florida to prepare a gourmet four-course dinner by using ingredients inspired by the JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry.

The participating chefs were judged on taste, presentation, and creativity. Our panel of celebrity judges didn’t determine all the winners and a second award was presented to the chef who receives the most votes from the event attendees. To wrap up this fun-filled evening, guests were treated to a dessert challenge presented by Jillian Hopke of Jillycakes, winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.

It’s all about giving back at this flavorful event. All proceeds from Pantry to Plate Chefs’ Challenge go to support the mission of JFS Orlando and the many services offered to the community.

Want to try the Chef’s recipes at home? Enjoy these free printable menus for the dishes created exclusively for the 2016 Pantry to Plate Chefs’ Challenge!

Spezzatino Di Carne – Francesco Aiello, 2016 Judge’s Choice Winner

Balsamic Chicken & Hash – Julie Casey, 2016 People’s Choice Winner

Chicken Ramen Bowl – Mark Baize

Enjoy these recipes from the 2015 Pantry to Plate Chefs’ Challenge:

 Chef Kevin Fonzo’s 2015 P2P Judge’s Award Winning Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Chef Isabella Morgia Di Vicari’s 2015 P2P People’s Choice Award Winning Chicken Meatball Recipe

Chef Ryan Vargas’ Grilled Mojo Chicken Recipe


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