Point Reyes Blue Cheese is the required ingredient for the appetizer round at the Battle of the Chefs on Sunday, June 3, from 4 to 7 at Founders Hall.

Chefs Brian Bender, Zachariah Campion, and André Gainer will each create an appetizer that uses the blue cheese (courtesy of food sponsor The Chefs’ Warehouse) as a key ingredient. Battle guests will taste those appetizers and vote on their favorites. Those votes will be one factor in determining the Battle’s overall winner.

Eating and voting on appetizers is one of the Battle’s activities. Chefs will compete to create the winning entrée from a basket of surprise ingredients. Attendees mingle with the chefs and judges after the competition, sample gourmet foods, and sample the appetizers that feature the competition’s secret ingredients. There is also an open bar, and the chefs’ signature desserts.

The Battle of the Chefs, which is sponsored by Fairfield County Bank, is a fund-raising event for Founders Hall. Tickets are on sale now at www.founders-hall.org.