Dueling Duos: Battle of the Chefs returns June 2

This year's Battle of the Chefs will feature three dueling duos: Jehan de Noüe and Sarah Bouïssou vs. Sal Bagliavio and Frank Bonnaudet vs. Bernard Bouïssou vs. Art Michaelsen.
This year's Battle of the Chefs will feature three dueling duos: Jehan de Noüe and Sarah Bouïssou vs. Sal Bagliavio and Frank Bonnaudet vs. Bernard Bouïssou vs. Art Michaelsen.

Battle of the Chefs returns for its seventh year at Founders Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2.

The format of this year’s event will be a first of its kind: six chefs who’ve competed at the event in the past have been paired up in a random drawing. The dueling duos will compete in a fast-paced cooking showdown.

The event has been described as a cross between Food Network’s Chopped and Bravo’s Top Chef. There are three phases to the Battle: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. There will be a panel of three expert judges:

· Brendan Walsh, Dean from The Culinary Institute of America

· Amy Kundrat, CT Bites

· Erik Ofgang, Author and Senior Writer, Connecticut Magazine

Throughout the event, guests will have access to an open bar and will be served a plethora of passed savory and sweet eats – many of which include the secret ingredients from both the appetizer and entrée rounds of the competition. Local vendors will be offering food/drink samples to guests and there will be live music for all to enjoy.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Founders Hall, a donor-supported education and recreation center for people age 60+. The event is being sponsored by Fairfield County Bank and The Chefs Warehouse.

To learn more and to order tickets, please visit founders-hall.org or call 203-431-7000.