Local Chef Competition ‘Tucson Knife Fight’ at Pasco Kitchen & Lounge

Tucson Knife Fight
9 p.m. Monday, October 2
Pasco Kitchen & Lounge
820 E. University Blvd.
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It’s like bringing culinary greatness to a knife fight — which is a good thing.

Pasco Kitchen & Lounge is hosting two rounds of fundraising chef challenge Tucson Knife Fight beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, October 2.

Here’s how it works — each participating chef and the Knife Fight Venue brings a secret ingredient. Each chef has 45 minutes to prepare three different dishes with one secret ingredient on each plate. Three judges will then determine a winner.

This week, Mama Louisa’s David Hargis will face off against the DoubleTree by Hilton’s Sam Arnold in the 9 p.m. culinary battle. Afterward, Charro Steak’s Travis Manning will challenge his former boss, chef Carlos Aponte at 10 p.m.

After this round, an eight person quarter-final battle is set to go down at Charro Steak next Monday, October 9.

The event is free to attend. Gift cards to local restaurants are being auctioned off throughout the night, and all proceeds will help support a local family in need.

Tucson Knife Fight Culinary Roster

  • Matt Kraiss
  • Eston Stogner
  • Nathan Wade
  • Izaak Morhaim
  • Matt Mateo
  • Ernesto Guzman
  • Sam Arnold
  • Gary Hickey
  • Roderick LeDesma
  • CJ Hamm
  • Mario Ferrari
  • Michael Elefante
  • David Hargis
  • Robert Kimball
  • Carlos Aponte
  • Travis Manning

Pasco Kitchen & Lounge is located at 820 E. University Blvd. For more information visit their Facebook Event Page.

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.

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