KAABOO Rock’N Chef | 2015

What:  KAABOO Rock’n Chef Competition
Where: KAABOO Festival at the Del Mar Racetrack
When: September 19th, 2015
Competitors: Amy Dibiase, Brian Malarkey, Chad White, James Montejano, Jason McLeod, Javier Plascencia
Judges: Master Chef Ferdinand Metz, Candice Woo of EATER SD, Darlene Horn of ZAGAT, Josh Kopelman of DiningOutSD, and Sam the Cooking Guy
Emcee: Troy Johnson of San Diego Magazine

Congratulations to Chef Jason McLeod for winning the KAABOO Rock’n Chef Competition!

Chef’s Roll selected six chefs to participate in the inaugural KAABOO Rock’n Chef Competition.  The chefs competed in a “winner-takes-all” competition on September 19th, 2015 at the KAABOO music festival at the Del Mar Racetrack. Each chef station was furnished with a 30″ 4 burner gas range and refrigerator from Jenn-Air.  The winner  of the competition – Chef Jason Mcleod – received four VIP passes to KAABOO 2016 (valued $795 each), Marketing Package from Chef’s Roll ($2,500), entry to the World Food Championships in November for a chance to win $100,000, a custom knife by James Cosimini, an exclusive commemorative chef’s coat by Chef Works and more.  Make sure to hashtag #chefsrollkaaboo and #kaaboo to be part of the KAABOO social media feed!

Competition Rounds

Semi-finals: Six chefs will be divided into three groups of two.  They are required to make two courses each: one appetizer and one entrée in the allotted 60 minute time frame.  The two courses will be served to a panel of judges who will score them on three areas: creativity, taste and presentation.

Final: The two chefs with the highest scores will advance to the final round to create two courses: one entrée and one dessert.  In honor of KAABOO artist Zac Brown Band and their popular song “Chicken Fried”, the theme of the entrée will be a chicken fried recipe sponsored by Mary’s Chickens.  The judges will decide who will be crowned KAABOO’s Rock’n Chef.

Thank you to our sponsors for our KAABOO Rock’n Chef Competition