Steel Chef Challenge – March 28, 2022

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The New Hampshire Food Bank’s Steel Chef Challenge will feature Food Network celebrity chef, Michael Symon, hosting a local chef competition Monday, March 28, 2022. The Food Bank will transform the Armory Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown into a grand dining room, seating approximately 680 guests. Attendees will watch live as the competition between chefs heats up, and enjoy a fabulous dinner created by Chef Symon and his staff.

The VIP portion of the event will take place before the competition, where VIPs can meet and greet the celebrity chef and get autographs. This will be an exciting evening to support a worthy cause!

Please note: The NH Food Bank will continue to follow CDC, state and local guidelines to keep the Steel Chef Challenge event as safe as possible for our guests, talent, volunteers, and staff. While there are no current federal, state or local government mandates in place, mandates, venue protocols and event requirements are subject to change at any time, so please be sure to check back regularly for updates.  At the time the event is scheduled, March 28, 2022, should CDC, state or local guidelines require any mandates i.e. proof of vaccination, mandatory mask wearing, etc., we will follow the guidelines and will fully refund any ticket purchases to guests who are not able to follow or uncomfortable with federal, state or local government mandates.     


  • VIP Meet-and-Greet 5:00 p.m.
  • Cocktail Hour 6:00 p.m.
  • Competition Begins 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner Served 7:15 p.m.
  • Steel Chef Winner Named 8:45 p.m.


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*Please note sponsorship package availability subject to change.

Thank you to our sponsors

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Dinner Sponsor

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Linen Sponsor

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Take a look back at Steel Chef Challenge 2020