Cheftestants to Face-Off in Annual “Fill the Grill Challenge”

Three of Miami’s brightest chefs are teaming up with Miami culinary students from Johnson & Wales University and turning up the heat at this year’s Whole Foods Market Fill the Grill Challenge.” OnTuesday, July 22, the three teams will go head-to-head battling for the title of 2014 Fill the Grill Champion and a year’s worth of bragging rights.

The cheftestants – Aaron Brooks (EDGE Steak & Bar); Todd Erickson (Huahua’s Taqueria and HaVen South Beach); and Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House) – will each partner with a culinary student and lend their expertise. Each team will be given $20 and 20 minutes to speed shop the store for ingredients; then they will have an additional 20 minutes to prepare a delicious, affordable and creative summer meal using only a grill.

The winning student will receive a $500 Whole Foods Market gift card while the winning chef will receive a $200 Whole Foods Market gift card. Additionally, Whole Foods Market will make a $500 donation to the Johnson & Wales University scholarship fund. Check presentation to immediately follow competition.

Fill the Grill 2014 will begin at 6:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. A panel of judges will determine which chef/student duo wins the coveted 2014 championship title.

This year’s challenge will take place at Whole Foods Market – North Miami located at 12150 Biscayne Blvd. Telephone: (305) 892-5500. Join in the social media conversation using the hashtag #WFMFillTheGrillon Twitter and Instagram.