Steel Chef Challenge – March 20, 2023

Tickets are on sale now!

If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Lisa Dean at or 603-669-9725 ext. 1121 once you have purchased your tickets. 

The New Hampshire Food Bank’s 7th Annual Steel Chef Challenge will feature tv host, chef, writer and social advocate, Andrew Zimmern,  hosting a an exciting cooking competition featuring four of NH’s best professional chefs!  Join us on March 20, 2023 for an exciting evening in support of the NH Food Bank and its programming!

The Food Bank will transform the Armory Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown in downtown Manchester into a grand dining room, seating approximately 680 guests. Attendees will watch live as the competition between chefs heats up, enjoy a fabulous dinner curated by Chef Zimmern and have the opportunity to take part in both live and silent auctions!

Attendees with VIP tickets can attend the VIP portion of the event which will take place before the competition (VIP entry begins at 5pm). VIPs can meet and greet the celebrity chef, get autographs and enjoy passed appetizers, complimentary beer, wine and a signature cocktail as well as sample menu offerings from past winners and nominees!

This will be an exciting evening to support a worthy cause!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring this event? Sponsorship opportunities are available! 

Contact Nancy Mellitt at or 603-669-9725 ext. 1129.

Event Schedule


  • VIP Meet-and-Greet –  5:00 p.m.
  • General Admission Entry + 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.

Take a look back at Steel Chef Challenge 2022

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