Steel Chef Challenge – March 20, 2023

Calling all professional chefs in NH! Want to test your skills against the best chefs in the Granite State? Apply today for a chance to be a chef competitor at our 7th Annual Steel Chef Challenge, presented by Service Credit Union! Deadline to apply is February 1.

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Tickets for the 7th Annual Steel Chef Challenge are currently sold out.

If you would like to be placed on our waiting list for tickets, please contact Lisa Dean at .


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, presented by Service Credit Union, will feature tv host, chef, writer and social advocate, Andrew Zimmern,  hosting 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.

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