Sunday, January 25th, 2015 From 4 to 7PM
The 21st Annual Master Chefs Classic® , held at the Westin Key West Resort & Marina Pier, 245 Front St, is a culinary competition and tasting that benefits the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens (MARC provides life services for developmentally and intellectually disabled adults in the Florida Keys). This 21st anniversary of one of Key West's most spectacular food events promises to be amazing. This is a premier food event of the Key West season. Restaurants compete in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories providing an amazing array of incredible food for the lucky 450 people attending. Awards are given in each category by judges and people’s choice ballots. Held on the beautiful Key West Westin Resort and Marina pier over looking the Key West Habour, this stunning venue is highlighted by a large tent covering the Master Chefs Classic event in comfort and style for the lucky attendees. Please join us! This event sells out early and it is a FUNDRAISER for MARC Inc. It is NOT INCLUDED in the Key West Food and Wine Festival's VIP pass. TICKETS GO ON SALE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST Tickets are NOT refundable. Please read your options carefully before you purchase your tickets at the www.keystix.com website. MASTER CHEFS CLASSIC 2015 WINNERS LIST Appetizers: Winner: Harbour View Café @ The Pier House – One Duval Street Executive Chef: Maria Manso Appetizer: Ahi Tuna & Avocado Tacos with wasabi may, giner soy vinaigrette and toasted nori 1st runner up: Little Palm Island – Noble House Hotels & Resorts 28500 Overseas Highway Little Torch Key, FL 33042 Executive Chef: Roly Cruz-Taura, Executive Chef Appetizer: Mango Habanero BBQ Ribs with Liquid Black Beans and Mango Slaw 2nd runner up: Key West High Pro Start Culinary Program: Chef/Instructor Lisa Rivard & Key West High School Students Appetizer: Bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with garlic and basil with a Mango Chutney BBQ sauce. Entrees: Winner: Shor American Grill @ The Hyatt – 601 Front Street - Executive Chef Dan Higgins Entrée: Seared Golden Tile Fish – Coconut broth, local seafood hush puppies and pickled mango. 1st runner up: The Rooftop Café – 308 Front Street – Executive Chef Sarah Nichols Entrée: Surf-n-Turf Risotto: Lobster & Shrimp risotto with mushrooms, asparagus and tomatoes topped with filet mignon 2nd runner up - A TIE: Bagatelle – 115 Duval St. Executive Chef: Pedro Aviles Entrée: Surf & Turf – Pan seared sea scallop over enoki mushroom & beurre rouge paired with bacon wrapped petit file, Chimichurri & roasted garlic. And Little Palm Island – Noble House Hotels & Resorts 28500 Overseas Highway Little Torch Key, FL 33042 Executive Chef: Roly Cruz-Taura, Entrée: Adobo Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Corn Cremita and 3 Chile Mojo Desserts: Winner: Little Palm Island – Noble House Hotels & Resorts 28500 Overseas Highway Little Torch Key, FL 33042 Dessert: Pastry Chef Dawn Runge, & Roly Cruz-Taura, Executive Chef Cubamisú_: Café Cubano, Maria Cookies, Mascarpone and Guava Coulis 1st runner up: Latitudes on Sunset Key @ The Westin Resort Pastry Chef: Shannan Grant Dessert: Mango Cheesecake with tropical fruit 2nd runners up: Marathon High School Pro Start Culinary Arts Program / Dolphin Bistro: Chef Carl Stanton Culinary Instructor & Marathon High School Students Dessert: Chocolate Chipotle Cake Pops with Caramel and Black Sea Salt PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS: APPETIZER: Key West High Pro Start Culinary Program: Chef/Instructor Lisa Rivard & Key West High School Students Appetizer: Bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with garlic and basil with a Mango Chutney BBQ sauce. ENTRÉE: Shor American Grill @ The Hyatt – 601 Front Street - Executive Chef Dan Higgins Entrée: Seared Golden Tile Fish – Coconut broth, local seafood hush puppies and pickled mango. DESSERT: Latitudes on Sunset Key @ The Westin Resort Pastry Chef: Shannan Grant Dessert: Mango Cheesecake with tropical fruit
• Food only / Stand Up No Seat or Table $75.00
Master Chefs Classic Event Information
Click here for the 2015 event description PDF.
Click here for the 2015 application form to be a participating restaurant!
Click here General 2015 information for participating Chefs.
Past Participating Restaurants:
Pier House Harbour View Cafe
Who we serve:
The Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens is a non-profit agency that serves adult clients within Monroe County who have developmental disabilities.
MARC provides adult Monroe County Residents with Developmental Disabilities with a full range of life services.
To provide our clients with dignified, compassionate, professional care in a family environment for the duration of their needs.
MARC provides numerous services for our clients. These services are designed to insure that each client receives training and support that enhances his or her individual abilities to understand daily community routines and learn social, self-care, vocational skills.
Other services provide medical and therapeutic supervision and help to increase a client's ability to develop friendships with non-disabled persons.
MARC contact Info:
Mailing address: P.O. Box 428, Key West, FL. 33041-0428 / 1401 Seminary St, Key West, FL. 33040
MARC Plant Store 305-296-9556.