2014 Ommegang HopChef Competition

2014 Ommegang HopChef Competition

HopChef is Brewery Ommegang's nationally acclaimed chef competition that celebrates a community of beer and food lovers who put beer at the head of the table. A collection of hand-selected chefs from some of the country's hottest restaurants are challenged to showcase their skills in pairing Brewery Ommegang's Belgian-style ales with a signature dish. Ales are sipped, plates are cleaned, and judges deliberate as HopChef brings a fun, approachable event right to the palates of beer and food lovers. With eight cities on the docket, Brewery Ommegang is kicking off an expanded national tour in 2014, offering chefs, restaurants, retailers, and consumers across the country an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy of the art of pairing fine food and craft beer. 


  • Miami : April 28
  • Boston: May 20
  • San Francisco: June (TBD)
  • Philadelphia: July 8
  • 2014 Finals: August 9 at Brewery Ommegang
  • Los Angeles: September
  • New York: October
  • Dallas: November

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HopChef Miami

Date:  Monday, April 28, 2014

Location:  The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables
                     1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
                     Link:  www.biltmorehotel.com/

Judges:  Panel includes Celebrity Chef Michael Schwartz, Prime 112 Head Chef Mike Sabin, Pubbelly Chef Jose Mendin, Master Cicerone Neil Witte, and StarChefs Managing Editor Will Blunt

Hop Chef Miami Contestants

Hop Chef Boston Contestants

                     David Hackett – The Biltmore Hotel
                     Alan Hughes – Embassy of Wellbeing and Debauchery
                     Jacob Anaya – OTC
                     Sean Brasel –Meat Market
                     Andreu Silverman – Route 9
                     Michell Sanchez – Latin House Burger & Taco
                     Jason Pringle – DB Bistro
                     Michael Meuse – Doubletree Miami Airport Convention

Event Partners:  Saveur Magazine and StarChefs.com