Foodbank Throwdown 2017 is a Nashville food competition with a little twist. Our special ingredient: Items typically donated to local food banks.
NextUP challenges local, top chefs to showcase how an amazing home-cooked meal can be made, even with the simplest of ingredients. Our chefs completely transform pantry ingredients before your eyes and create a gourmet meal everyone will rave about.
Join Foodbank Throwdown in its third year and support an organization giving back to the community for over 100 years. Proceeds raised will benefit Martha O'Bryan Center's Post-Secondary Success Program, which mentors and supports first-generation college students.
Chefs will not only have to impress the NextUP audience, they also must dazzle expert food critics, who are no stranger to enjoying (and writing about) good meals in Nashville. Chefs will cook against a clock and present their meals to the judges - LIVE!
Your ticket includes:
Sample plates from 8 top chefs (announced April 25th)
Beef from our sponsor, Jackalope Brewing (wine and non-alcoholic beverages also available)
Recipes for all the dishes sampled during the competition
Vote for your favorite dish with the People's Choice Award
Talk with Nashville's hottest chefs and food writers.