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Steel Chef Challenge features local cooks

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
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Community Liver Alliance
The sixth annual Steel Chef Challenge Culinary Gala is Sunday at the Wyndham Grand Hotel ballroom, Downtown Pittsburgh. The event puts the spotlight on 20 of Pittsburgh’s premier chefs and helps raise money for the Community Liver Alliance.
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Community Liver Alliance
The sixth annual Steel Chef Challenge Culinary Gala is Sunday at the Wyndham Grand Hotel ballroom, Downtown Pittsburgh. The event puts the spotlight on 20 of Pittsburgh’s premier chefs and helps raise money for the Community Liver Alliance.

See what’s cooking at the Wyndham Grand Hotel and Ballroom in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

That’s the site of the sixth annual Steel Chef Challenge Culinary Gala. The gala begins at 5:30 p.m.

This event spotlights 20 of Pittsburgh’s premier chefs preparing their creations.

The format is similar to the Food Network’s television show “Steel Chef Challenge.” A surprise “secret ingredient” is revealed and local chefs are challenged to incorporate the secret ingredient into one of the four courses.

This year’s judges are WQED’s Chris Fennimore, Former Pittsburgh Penguin Phil Bourque, Jamison Lamb Farm’s owner Jon Jamison and Pittsburgh’s Restaurant Week founder Brian McCollum. They will select the winner.

WPXI-TV’s Aaron Martin KDKA-TV’s and Amy Wadas will be the masters of ceremonies.

Here are the contestants:

Paul Morrison, Sysco – Culinary Co-Chair

Dean Gress, Executive Chef Wyndham Grand – Culinary Co-Chair

Brian Barcus, The Commoner

Keith Butler, Manchester Bidwell

Jeff Clark, Washington Hospital

Robert Furar, Rico’s Restaurant

Mark Henry, Chef Mark’s Palate

Eliza Jamison, Muddy Waters

Patrick Kadera, Ember and Vine

Joe Kiefer, Cinderlands

Tim Kratt, or, The Whale

Tom Lonardo, Eliza

Vincent Perri, Supper

Chris O’Brien, Scratch F&B

Steve Rechtorik, Crafted North

Nick Saxon, Braddock’s Rebellion

Edwin Smith, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

Jon Sterrett, Senti

Chad Townsend, Milles Homemade

Randy Williams, The Carlton

The event benefits the Community Liver Alliance, which works to increase awareness of liver wellness and liver disease.

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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