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Last modified on June 28th, 2018 at 9:53 am
Chef Peters has been on a roll the past couple of years. Just recently, he appeared in an episode of Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games. He also traveled to fellow UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Dénia, Spain to represent Tucson.
However, Smith also served as a culinary ambassador for Tucson at another UNESCO City of Gastronomy: Parma, Italy.
Once the secret ingredient for Iron Chef Tucson was revealed – pork belly – the competition was on.
Here’s what Smith whipped up for the occasion:
After an intense battle and judging, Smith was declared the victor of Iron Chef Tucson 2018.
“Feels pretty surreal to win such an amazing competition,” Smith said. “Iron Chef Tucson has created a spotlight for the top chefs in our region and to be named among those like Albert Hall, Ryan Clark, Ramiro Scavo, Travis Peters and many others is a huge honor.”
While pork belly isn’t starring on Maynards’ new summer menu, diners looking to try out Smith’s pork dishes should order the Pork Chop with Geechie Boy Mill grits, stone fruit, collard greens, ham hock jus, and verjus compressed peaches.
But don’t ignore the rest of their new menu.
“There are many exciting things happening at Maynards Market & Kitchen and I look forward to the upcoming year,” Smith said.