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Taste of Newark
About the Event
  • Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3 p.m
  • Location: Old College Lawn (Rain location: Clayton Hall)

Taste of Newark is the ultimate foodie event in Newark!The spirit of competition generated among our excellent restaurants will bring our chefs to their highest levels. Featuring over 50 restaurants, 30 wineries, celebrity cooking demonstrations, and the always popular "Battle of the Chefs," this event will tempt your palate and is sure to please!

Fueling the competition is an “Iron Chef” style Battle of the Chefs! Now in its fourth year, Newark’s best chefs battle for the title of Newark’s Top Chef with one hour to concoct delectable masterpieces from a secret list of ingredients.

Competitors & Guests
Competitors include:
  • Chef Eric Aber and Brian Mackey of Home Grown Café
  • Chef Andy Matulaitis and Jesse Jones of the Stone Balloon Winehouse
  • Chef Chantell Orellana and Jeff Brittingham of the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware
  • Chef Ryan German of Caffe Gelato Restaurant
  • Chef Rich Colliss of Cucina Di Napoli
  • Chef Jeff Matyger of Taverna *currently operating Capers & Lemons Italian Restaurant and Market in Wilmington

Special guest Executive Chef Jason Viscount of Bricco restaurant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania will judge the Taste of Newark’s “Battle of the Chefs,” which pits six well-known Newark chefs against each other challenging them to develop tasty masterpieces from a secret list of ingredients. Chef Viscount will give cooking demonstrations at the Taste of Newark as well. Visit our downtown's visitor site for more information and ticket sales.