Zest N Zing : A Foodie Event For the At-Home Chef

Can @smileyradioshow and @paulpoteet please the palate of #Colts @JacobTamme and #Ch13WTHR’s @JennieWTHR?

You might be asking yourself, what is she talking about?

Well, have you ever seen the Food Network show Iron Chef America? (Two chefs go head-to-head in an hour long competition where they have to create the best food dishes with a “Secret Ingredient” and the winner is chosen by a panel of judges.)

With this show as inspiration, Indiana Farm Bureau has partnered with celebrities, chefs, and farmers (ALL from the Indy area) to create an Iron Chef of their own…only they’re adding a little “Zest” and a little “Zing” to make it fun for everyone!

But the best part about this… YOU ARE INVITED!

Here’s the 411:

Team Poteet: Weatherman Paul Poteet, Chef Carl Huckaby II and FarmWife Liz Kelsay


Team Smiley: WZPL’s Dave Smiley, Chef Jason Anderson, and FarmWifeHeather Hill

Out Teams

Paul PoteetCarl L. (Chip) Huckaby II, CSCLiz Kelsay
Dave SmileyJason M Anderson CEC, CCE, CCAHeather Hill

These two teams will go up against each other to create a dish that you can re-create at home! They will only have an hour to accomplish this goal before their dishes are places in front of the JUDGES. News Channel 13 WTHR’s Jennie Runevitch and the Indianapolis Colts’ Jacob Tamme will be the ones to taste their dishes and determine the winner.  (I am totally jealous of their job—YUM!)

Jacob TammeJennie Runevitch

“Zest N Zing: A Foodie Event for the At-Home Chef”

Wed. Feb. 22nd

5-7pm – Reception, 7-8:30pm Competition

Eugene & Marilyn Glick History Center

450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3269

Tickets are only $20 each and it goes to benefit Gleaners Food Bank and Ronald McDonald House.

This is an event that everyone can enjoy! Your $20 ticket includes two drink tickets of the best Indiana beer and wines, five food tickets for great food from Hoaglin Fine Catering, a SWAG BAG, and the cooking competition. That is a FANTASTIC value for your money… did I mention that the proceeds go to charity? In my opinion, this is a MUST-SEE event that you won’t want to miss.

Also, I am going to be covering the event as the #OfficialTweeter with LIVE updates so make sure to follow me on Twitter :@Chelsea_PA

I will be going backstage to talk to the competitors and posting quotes, pictures, videos, and inside info as the competition heats up! Be sure to look for and mention the hashtag #zestnzing to get this event trending. There has already been a lot of #TwitterChatter about it!

To get the #OfficalTweet’sstarted, check out my Twitter to find out how YOU could get a seat at the judges table!  How awesome would that be? Getting to hang out with Jennie Runevitch and Jacob Tamme, NOT TO MENTION getting to taste all of the great food! You have to be at the event though so make sure to get your tickets before they run out.

Tickets can be purchased on the “Zest N Zing” website – CLICK HERE to register!

So, now that you’ve heard all about the latest SHOWDOWN in Indianapolis, you’re going to come right? You don’t want to miss this. It is going to be really fun and really funny with Smiley and Paul Poteet as team captains.

Paul Poteet has already started the jokes on twitter: @PaulPoteet: I am really looking forward to @smileyradioshowcounting all the Weight Watcher points of the #zestnzing items that evening.

I will be very impressed if Smiley can count all of the WW points of the food ingredients!

So, since I personally invited each of you… I expect you to be there to support the teams, local agriculture, and me in my Twitter career.  🙂

Be sure to listen to WZPL, watch WTHR, and check back at @Chelsea_PA to get more updates as the event gets closer!


Posted on February 17, 2012, in Events, Indy Adventures and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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