5-Chef CookOff

5-Chef CookOff

September 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Potentialist Workshop
836 East 2nd Street
Reno NV
Michelle Dobbs

Enjoy great food, live music and more while increasing access and education to nutritious foods! This Event features:
–Samplings of delicious meals from each of 5 locally renowned chefs as they compete for the honor of “Tastiest Dish”
–Live music by Baker Street Band
–Fun activities for all ages
–Fantastic silent auction and raffle prize packages
–Talk with area social-service organizations who are part of the event, then enter our free drawing for prize packages

Tickets: Pre-Purchase discount: OCG.yapsody.com  

  • Presale: $30 ends Wednesday, Sept. 18th: Students & Seniors $10 Off
  • Door: $40: Students & Seniors $10 Off
  • Kids < 12 years old: $8
  • Complimentary drink ticket included for ages over 21

All net proceeds of this event support the sliding-scale grocery market opening soon on East 4th Street, Reno within the Morris Burner Hostel

The Challenge: Chefs must use items on the approved list of WIC and at least two items typically found in food pantry staples. Additionally, chefs must provide the recipe modified for preparation on a slow cooker, hot plate, or steamer. Each recipe will be shared via OCGReno.org.                       Photos by Bill Quinby Photography

Our Chefs:
Chef James Garza of Great Basin Brewery, returning!
Chef Chuy-Jesus Gutierrez of Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen, returning!
Chef Tina Hogue of Burnt Orange Food Truck
Chef Jamie Woods of Liberty Food and Wine Exchange
Chef Michelle Palmer of BJ’s Barbecue Company

Participants have the chance to bid on exciting silent-auction prizes and enjoy libations that include complimentary non-alcoholic options. Activities include face-painting, nutritional trivia, bat-house building and a culinary-themed photo booth.

Our Sponsors:



US FoodsUrban Market, Great Basin Brewery, Morrey Distributing, Damon Packing/Fruitful, Reno Tahoe SMG, Breakthru Beverage and Sierra Meat & Seafood


For more Info or for sponsorship opportunities: Please email Contact@OCGReno.org

Not just a fundraiser! Select social-service organizations partnered with On Common Ground will receive 2 complimentary event tickets to extend to their clients or use for train-the-trainer programs. We ask you to consider sponsoring or helping to sponsor a deserving attendee who could not otherwise experience the event. Sponsored attendees will be chosen at the discretion of partnering social-service organizations from clients who have demonstrated the will and the drive to improve the health and nutrition of their own families and community.

Our Photographers & Videographer: Jay Hayden of JTH Multimedia and Bill Quinby of Photography by Bill Quinby; Yaneliz Mercado, UNR Journalism Videography

Our Judges: Chef Simon Warren, 2018 Winner of “Tastiest Dish”, Sean Cary of Rounds Bakery & Todd South of Reno News & Review

Awards Created & Donated by: Randy of Memories Etched in Stone

  • Ruth VanDyke
    Posted at 08:04h, 20 August Reply

    Good morning Michelle,

    Just saw your post. I am confused as to the date of the event. I read Sept. 19th, then saw that sales for tickets ended on Sept. 21st.

    In what capacity can I hep? Please let me know.


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