Hop Chef Banter Is Heating Up

Ommegang Hop Chef is less than a month away and the trash talking is heating up. This year’s cast will be hard pressed to match the trash-talking of last year’s contestants but Eli KulpPat SzokeNick Macri and Lucio Palazzo are making a go of it.

Southwark’s Nick Macri has taken aim at Eli Kulp’s “food lab” and R&D ninjas is countering with a “flavour lab” of his own. Much of the antagonizing has focused on Macri’s Canadian heritage, hence the silly extra “U” in flavor. But this cookbook that showed up on the front steps of The Industry today might force Pat Szoke to up the ante.

The talk stops and the cooking begins on Thursday, April 23rd at Union Transfer. Six chefs will compete to be Hop Chef, tickets are  $53.50, with a portion of proceeds going to support the Mural Arts Program and Groundswell.

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