Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Top Nosh: High Holiday Edition

Sunday, September 14, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Pre-Registration for this event has closed.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

 Will your cuisine reign supreme?
All the glory of a television cooking competition... without the reality show drama. 

Choose Your Role

Cheftestants ($10) - Show off your culinary skills! Create a delicious dish in your own kitchen to enter into our competition, then bring your entry to our “Kitchen Stadium” for the Judges’ Panel. Dishes must be completed at home, but can be warmed up in our ovens.*

You'll be able to choose between cooking an Appetizer OR a Main Dish OR a Dessert. Be prepared to have samples available for 100 tasters (about cupcake wrapper sized). 

The catch? A week before we'll send you a Secret Ingredient to show off. All dishes must be vegetarian/dairy (re: no meat!) and showcase the Secret Ingredient.*

Nosher ($25 in advance) - Not a cook? Bring your friends to taste each dish, enjoy some adult beverages that compliment the food, and then vote for your favorite Appetizer, Main, and Dessert.


Prizes will be awarded for Runners Up and Noshers' Winners in each category.

A Grand Prize ($50 gift card donated by The Commissary) will be chosen by Chef Ben.

Guest Judges

Chef Ben Tenner, Chef de Cuisine at The Commissary
Max Bluestein, Masa Israel Board Member, Three Time Pickle Eating Champion, Mr. Yogato Yogurt Eating Champion, and 2013-14 Jewish Guy of the Year Runner Up

Pre-registration required for Chefs-- Registration for Cheftestents closes Friday, September 5; -- Noshers tickets available until we sell out. (and we DO sell out - register SOON!) You must be 21+ to attend this event.

*due to Cheftestants cooking in their homes EPDC cannot guarantee all dishes will be kosher.

Co-Sponsored by:

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This event is supported by a grant from the The Jewish Food Experience, a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington



This event is for those in their 20s and 30s

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