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Chef Challenge 2016

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Moves’ 8th Annual Personal Chef Challenge held at the prestigious James Beard Foundation: 3 TV personalities paired with 3 chefs to create a 3-course meal in 30 minutes and voted on by 3 judges. The best part? Our chefs were given the ingredients five minutes before the competition. Hint: These are professionals here.

TEAM ONE

Cat Greenleaf & Grayson Schmitz

Cat Greenleaf is a three-time Emmy winner and host of NBC’s Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf

Grayson Schmitz is a Bravo Top Chef season 9 contestant and executive chef at Pearl & Ash on the Lower East Side.

TEAM TWO

Kala Rama &
Adam Harvey

Kala Rama is a PIX11 News weekend anchor and reporter.

Adam Harvey is a Bravo Top Chef season 12 contestant and his restaurant, A&E Supply Co., opens in Gowanus this year.

 TEAM THREE

Joanna Hausmann & Frances T Weshnak

Joanna Hausmann is the creator, writer and producer for Univision’s bilingual digital platform, Flama.

Frances T Weshnak is a Bravo Top Chef season 13 contestant, executive chef @ Megu, Cutthroat Kitchen All-Star and  Chopped contestant

JUDGES

Lydia Turner, Matt Servitto, & Clifford CookS

Lydia Turner is the co-owner of Crown Maple Syrup, an artisan maple producer operating organically on 800 acres of land at Madava Farms in Dutchess County, New York.

Matt Servitto is an actor who stars on the Cinemax original action series, Banshee, where he plays Deputy Brock Lotus.

Clifford Crooks is a Bravo Top Chef season 2 contestant and corporate executive chef at E Squared Hospitality, a restaurant group that includes BLT Steak and BLT Prime, among others.

photography by Tony Gale

video James Farrington

on-set photographer Nathan Heyward

location James Beard Foundation nyc