2017 Victory Chef Cook Off: Cuisine de Casablanca

October 29, 2017

2:00PM Marshall Hall, VMI, Behind George C. Marshall Museum and Library; Free Parking

The Marshall Foundation is sponsoring the second annual “Chopped” style cook-off featuring three area chefs in competition for prizes and bragging rights.

Each year with the theme of the competition, we highlight an important point in the life and career of General George C. Marshall. This year Cuisine de Casablanca celebrates the 1943 secret Casablanca conference.

This year the chefs will cook in the Moroccan style using only the ingredients included in a pantry of proteins, fruits, vegetables, oils and spices found in Morocco.

A new twist in 2017 will be the inclusion of several foodie groups from the area who will compete against each other for the best Moroccan style appetizer. Ticket holders will sample one appetizer from each group and vote for their favorite.

Ticket holders wishing to taste the food prepared by the chefs will be able to participate in a $1.00 raffle. The first three tickets drawn will win the right to taste and agree on the People’s Choice Chef Award for 2017.

Various displays and activities will also be made available to patrons, including:
– Bedford Master Gardeners will have a display highlighting spices, herbs, fruits of Morocco
– The Marshall Museum will display artifacts and photos from the Conference
– A selfie/portrait booth will be decorated as a Moroccan lounge, complete with vintage props of 1940’s hats, coats, stoles, etc.
– An activity specially designed for children aged 5 and up.

Tickets – Limited Seating!
Tickets are available in advance $15 for adults and $5 for students 12 and over. Call Kathy Garvin at 540-463-7103 x124 to order by phone. You may also mail a check payable to Marshall Foundation to P.O. Box 1600, Lexington, VA 24450.

For more information, contact Kathy Garvin, CFO, Marshall Foundation at kgarvin@marshallfoundation.org or 540-463-7103 x124.