- Mark Lee
- Abbi Merriss
The basics of the event are each chef will have 30 minutes to prepare an iconic Indiana dish (tenderloins and sugar cream pie, anyone?) Though this seems straightforward, the people at DigIN have come up with a plan to make it a little more insane by adding the option for the chefs to bid on and send speedbumps to hinder the cooking of their competition. These speedbumps will venture from having to prepare an entire dish with only a torch for heat to having a chef's most important tool, their beloved chef's knife, taken away from them.
- Heather Brogden
- Rook's Carlos Salazar
- Will there be tenderloins? Probably.
As the chefs finish their dishes, and you sip on your drinks and munch on your food, the judges will decide dish by dish which chef created the worst dish. Keep in mind this may have nothing to do with which chef is the best, it's hard to cook a worthwhile tenderloin with only a torch. The chef with the worst dish will be eliminated and by the end of the third round only one chef will be left standing as the winner of Munch Madness.
As with all DigIN events this event aims to “showcase locally owned restaurants, Indiana ingredients, and beers and wines. At all of [DigIn's] events we bring together the community of local food lovers and Hoosier food producers.” This is a chance for you to have fun and celebrate the incredible chefs and food producers we have in this city. It is an opportunity as a “foodie” in Indy to support an important non-profit food-based organization. In the words of DigIN, “The funds raised help us to pay a fair price for the food that is provided at Taste of Indiana. Farmers do not have to give away their hard earned income, restaurants don’t have to cut into their already slim margins, and as the ticket buyer you don’t have to drain your bank account to attend the event.”
Supporting local chefs, farmers, brewers, festivals, and people is always an important and fun experience (who doesn't love to eat and drink?) This event makes it easy as well, simply get your tickets, show up, and cheer for your favorites.
Munch Madness will be at The Athenaeum on Monday, March 18, from 6 - 8 p.m. Join the madness by purchasing your tickets here and learn more about the event here.