Rise Against Hunger Chef Showdown

Chef Showdown to End Hunger

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Two celebrity chefs are going head-to-head for a virtual cooking competition to benefit Rise Against Hunger.

In honor of World Food Day—a United Nations holiday dedicated to promoting worldwide awareness and action for the global hunger crisis—Raleigh-based nonprofit Rise Against Hunger is hosting its first-ever Chef Showdown on Oct. 15 to fight (and raise awareness about) global food insecurity.

Now until the end of the broadcast, chefs will create dishes inspired by the countries that benefit from Rise Against Hunger’s support—and viewers can vote for their fave chef/dish by donating $10 or more to the nonprofit via the chef’s web pages to benefit children and families facing food insecurity. 

“The food industry and NGOs working to end hunger both have a shared understanding of the power of a meal on a person’s life,” says Rise Against Hunger CEO Barry Mattson. “The Chef Showdown will showcase this connection, both through people voting for their favorite chef-created dish and through supporting Rise Against Hunger’s work to nourish lives globally. With rates of hunger increasing globally, taking action to support those affected is of the utmost importance, and tuning into this broadcast allows people to take action and make an impact virtually.”

During the inaugural virtual competition, James Beard Award-winning chef and NYC resto FIELDTIP owner JJ Johnson will go head-to-head with Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship and Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats host, chef Ali Khan to see who’s skills reign supreme. And whichever chef raises the most funds will be crowned the winner and will take home the Golden Whisk Award. Register for the broadcast and donate here.

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