10 | Phoenix

On Monday, July 18 2016 the luxurious Camby Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona set the stage for the first regional heat of the KAABOO ROCK’N CHEF COMPETITION (see footage from last year). Presented by Chef’s Roll and sponsored by US FoodsBarilla Pasta and Callebaut Chocolate, the exhilarating showdown saw Camby Hotel Director of Culinary Experiences Chef Dushyant Singh take on Executive Chef Jeremy McMillan of Bourbon Steak.

Guests mingled during cocktail hour, enjoying Raymond Vineyard Wines, beer from Twisted X Brewing Company and Bee’s Knees cocktails made with Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin before taking their seats to watch and taste as each chef created a separate three-course meal cooked on ROX Outdoor Grills. Chef Dushyant Singh ultimately clinched victory, securing his spot in the ROCK’N CHEF Final at the KAABOO festival in San Diego, California, where he will compete against five other chefs in front of a panel of expert judges and KAABOO attendees in the “winner-takes-all” challenge on Saturday, September 17.

Cinematography by Sam Wells. Photography by Field Guide.


Check Out The Competitors’ Dishes Below:

First course by Chef Dushyant Singh: Barilla Campanelle with Uni, Tobiko Pickled Shiitakes, Pepitas and Lobster Corn Cream.


First Course by Chef Jeremy McMillan: Argentine Red Shrimp Confit with Applewood Bacon, Barilla Pasta, Quinoa & Lentil Salad and Green Chili Schug.


Second Course by Chef Dushyant Singh: Stock Yards Angus NY Strip with Blue Cheese Bread Pudding, AZ Tomatoes, Cherrywood Smoked Bacon Jam
, Garlic Chips and Worcestershire Gastrique.


Second Course by Chef Jeremy McMillan: Yemenite Spiced Stockyards CAB Strip Loin, Labneh, Creamed Yellow Corn, Fermented Pepper and Za’atar Chimichurri.


Third Course by Chef Dushyant Singh: Artizen “Drumstick”: AZ Date and Caramel Ice Cream, plus Popcorn Ice Cream with an Ancho Chile Callebaut Ganache Caramel Crisp.


Third Course by Chef Jeremy McMillan: Madagascar Chocolate Mousse with Baked Meringue, Smoked Cherries & Saba.

Thank you to our sponsors for KAABOO ROCK’N CHEF PHOENIX: