Victory Chef Cook-Off

November 6, 2016

2:00 PM Marshall Hall, VMI, Behind George C. Marshall Museum and Library; Free Parking

The Marshall Foundation and the Lexington and Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer a “Chopped” style cook-off featuring three area chefs in competition for prizes and bragging rights as the winner of the first annual Victory Chef Cook-Off.

Each chef will be given a mystery basket of food items that were readily available in the US during World War II and will create an entrée using every item in the basket, including SPAM. In addition, there will be made available to the chefs a limited pantry of additional items. Chefs will be able to bring certain food items to supplement their dishes but will also be given a listing of prohibited foods – items that were NOT available during WWII.

SPAM and Coca-Cola giveaways, a victory garden display, a 1940s ‘compleat’ kitchen display, a silent auction featuring 4 numbered Norman Rockwell Coca-Cola prints, mystery appetizer contest, WWII era food objects and advertisement exhibit and more, will be available in the hall as the chefs work their magic.

Local Executive Chefs:
Jenny Elmes, Full Circle Catering
Nathan Fountain, Mano Tanqueria
George Huger, Southern Inn

Special Emcees:
John Stallard, Chef & Owner, Chefs Catering
Jim Fiala, HMVET Co-Chair, Hormel Foods Corp.

Expert Judging Panel:
Matt Paxton, The News-Gazette
Col. Pat Looney, Center for Leadership and Ethics, VMI
Ben Worth, Dabney Lancaster Community College

Tickets – Limited Seating!
Tickets are available in advance $15 for adults and $5 for students 12 and over. You may purchase online or call Kathy Garvin at 540-463-7103 x124. You may also mail a check payable to Marshall Foundation to P.O. Box 1600, Lexington, VA 24450.

Adult Tickets $15.00 Each
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Student Tickets (Ages 12+) $5.00 Each
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For more information, contact Kathy Garvin, CFO, Marshall Foundation at or 540-463-7103 x124.

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