2011 Vitamix Challenge
The Vitamix Challenge will give six chefs from across the country a chance to flex their blending muscles and compete for the Ultimate Vitamix Package, including a Vita-Prep 3, Vitamix XL, The Quiet One from Vitamix, and a $500 American Express Gift Card. Under the gun of a ticking clock and watchful eye of an all-star judging panel—Wylie Dufresne (wd~50), Chris Santos (Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex), Alex Stupak (Empellon), Andrew Knowlton (Restaurant and Drinks Editor, Bon Appetit), and Jodi Berg (President, Vitamix)—competitors will blend and bend the boundaries of cuisine to produce what they hope will be the most delicious, creative, and beautiful dish.
This year's competitors are:
Dirk Flanigan – The Gage and Henri, Chicago, IL
Seth Siegel-Gardiner – Kata Robata, Houston, TX
Jamie Bissonnette – Coppa & Toro, Boston, MA
Adam Hegsted – Coeur d’ Alene Casino and Resort, Spokane, WA
Asbel Reyes – SideBern’s Restaurant, Tampa, FL