Dallas / Fort Worth Regional Competition

Winning Dish - Chefs Under Fire DFW Regional

Winner: Chef Kevin Martinez of Tokyo Cafe | Fort Worth, TX

Winning Dish: Seared Tilefish with Fresh Peach & Tomato Salsa on a Corn & Okra-Yuzu Succotash Topped with Crispy Shallots

Photo by Loren J. Root Photography


What were the Secret Ingredients?: In addition to a stocked pantry of standard ingredients, the contestants were surprised with a set of secret ingredients to cook with for the Judges.  Each contestant was required to feature Golden Tilefish, provided by Seafood Supply Company, and one of the following three produce items: Okra, Sweet Corn, Peach.


Runner Up: Chef Juan Rodriguez of Reata Restaurant | Fort Worth, TX

Chef Juan’s Dish: Pan Seared Golden Tilefish, Roasted Corn, & Hatch Chile Risotto, Spicy Peach Sauce & Peach Salsa

Read Chefs Under Fire Official Press Release

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Chef Scot LorancChef Kevin MartinezChef Thuy NguyenChef Juan Rodriguez

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Meet the Chef Judges & Emcees:

Chef Tim Byres - Photo by Kevin Hunter Marple Chef Katie Natale Chef Sharon Van Meter Emcees Gene & Julie Gates
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Special Guests:

Sommelier Scott Barber Chef John Tesar Braised Beef Tongue & Salsa Verde by Chef John Tesar
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Sponsors:

Milestone Culinary Arts Center Seafood Supply Company Kilikanoon Fall Creek Vineyards
Terrazas GelPro Bon Home

Sponsors:

Keeper Collection, LLC Uchi/Uchiko
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WFFT
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AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
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Mission Restaurant Supply
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