Whole Foods Market Coral Gables Celebrity Chef Summer Cook-Off Finals 8/17/11

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.:
Whole Foods Market Coral Gables
6701 Red Road.

Chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill vs. Chef Michael Jacobs of The Miami Heat battle in the final cook-off.

Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables Celebrity Chef Summer Cook-Off Continues Chef Timon Balloo And Chef Michael Jacobs Face Off In The Final Round Of The Fill The Grill $20/20 Minute Challenge

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Grills! Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables continues to bring the heat on Wednesday, August 17 during the celebrity chef Fill the Grill cook-off as renowned local chefs Timon Balloo and Michael Jacobs are given 20 minutes and $20 to speed shop for ingredients; the chefs will then get 20 minutes to make a delicious, affordable and creative summer meal using only a grill. The first battle, won by Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, took place on Wednesday, July 20 against Daniel Ganem of Kane Steakhouse. The second battle, won by Michael Jacobs of The Miami Heat against Samuel Gorenstein of BLT Steak at The Betsy took place on Wednesday, August 3. The finals, which promise to be entertaining, between Balloo and Jacobs will take place on Wednesday, August 17. All challenges take place at 6:30 p.m. The cook-offs are free and open to the public.

A panel of judges including Fred Gonzalez of Miami.com, Lesley Elliott of Miami New Times’ Short Order food blog and Devonie Nicholas of the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival will determine which chef goes to the finals. Recipes created by challenge winners will be posted online for home cooks to download for free.

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