Summer Long Chef Competition to Benefit BGC


Chef vs. Chef Bracket Announced

Summer long chef competition sponsored by Max’s Harvest

Delray Beach, Fla. (June 12, 2015)—The bracket for the summer-long Chef vs. Chef competition was announced during a recent draw party attended by South Florida’s top chefs. The bracket-style competition kicks off on Wednesday, June 17 and will be held each Wednesday evening at 9:30 p.m. at Max’s Harvest, 169 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach. Fashioned after the popular TV show “Knife Fights,” the showdown will continue for 15 weeks until one chef is crowned the winner.

Each of the 16 chefs will be given three secret ingredients, which will be used to prepare two to three dishes within an hour. Qualified members of the culinary media and foodie community will judge the Chef vs. Chef competitions, awarding weekly prizes and a grand prize to the winner. Dennis Max of the Max Group, Bill Hansen of Bill Hansen Catering and Jan Norris of Florida Food and Farm will serve as the three judges for the first competition.

The Bracket is as Follows:

Week 1, June 17th: Adam Brown, The Cooper vs. Ben Burger, Neiman Marcus

Week 2, June 24: James Strine, Café Boulud vs. Paul Niedermann, Hudson’s

Week 3, July 1: Victor Meneses, El Camino vs. Victor Franco, Oceans 234

Week 4, July 8: Danielle Herring, Rebel House vs. Che Frey, Henry’s

Week 5, July 15: John Thomas, Tryst vs. Aaron Goldberg, Bogart’s

Week 6, July 22: Eric Grutka, Ian’s Tropical Grill vs. Jarod Higgins, Cut 432

Week 7, July 29: Kelley Randall, The Office vs. Bruce Feingold, Dada’s

Week 8, August 5: Chris Miracolo, S3 vs. Blake Malatesta, 50 Ocean


Quarter Finals:

Week 9, August 12: TBD

Week 10, August 19: TBD

Week 11, August 26: TBD

Week 12, September 2: TBD


Week: 13 and 14, September 9 and September 16

FINALS WEEK 15, September 23

All Chef vs. Chef events are open to the public for a $10 donation, which will include one complimentary, beer, wine or cocktail.  Food and drink will be available for purchase at happy hour prices. Chef vs. Chef will benefit the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach.

“This should be one of the most exciting food events of the year,” said Dennis Max, co-owner of Max’s Harvest. “South Florida is home to some of the nation’s best chefs and we are delighted to host this competition, all while supporting such a worthy local charity.”

About Max’s Harvest

Max’s Harvest is located in Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach, Florida at 169 Northeast 2nd Avenue Delray Beach, FL, FL 33444. For more information, visit or call 561-381-9970.


About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County


Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit or call 561-683-3287.

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