Chefs Donald Lemperle of VegeNation Henderson and Chris Clark of Fiesta Henderson to go Head-to-head in Just Add Water Street Cooking Competition
HENDERSON, NV (Apr. 15, 2019) – Last Friday chef challenge comes back to historic Water Street, Friday, Apr. 26. Attendees will enjoy street-side entertainment, food vendors, retail pop-ups, live music and more from 6-10 p.m. and have a chance to cheer on some of Henderson’s most admired, local chef talent vying to claim victory.
Situated on the main stage of the amphitheater of City Hall in Henderson, the chef challenge will consist of two area chefs who will be provided proteins furnished by Mikuni Harvest. They’ll then have to create two plates in less than 45 minutes. The two competitors set to go head-to-head are “veggie-veteran” Donald Lemperle of VegeNation Henderson, formerly of Le Bernardin in New York City, against Henderson’s resident powerhouse Executive Chef Chris Clark of Fiesta Henderson. Headlining as host for this month’s chef challenge will be emcee TC Martin of Fox Sports Radio’s “TC Martin Show.”
Media personalities and culinary advocates will bring the heat to the judges’ table as this month’s roster includes Genevie Durano who for a number of years has covered the Las Vegas food scene for various publications. She is currently the Food & Drink editor at Las Vegas Weekly. She will be joined by Kari Goldberg, Development Officer with Three Square Food Bank and lead liaison for the city’s most anticipated two-week dining affair, Las Vegas Restaurant Week, held June 17-28. And rounding out the judges table will be local foodie and Instagram sensation Terri Galura-Chiong, @savorsincity.
In addition, Last Friday is sponsoring the nonprofit, Three Square Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, with a non-perishable food and water drive. The second represented charity will be the Power in Purple campaign benefitting the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life. This designated group of leading, Las Vegas-based women, with a mission to honor all cancer-free survivors, will be holding unique activations and accepting donations during Last Friday to raise awareness and apply the funds collected this night towards the fight against cancer.
There is no general admission to the Last Friday, JAWS and is free to the public. The community festival begins at 6 p.m., and the live chef challenge kicks off at 7 p.m. Last Friday was founded to resurrect and celebrate the community’s emerging arts footprint. Area sponsors include The City of Henderson and a few community-driven partners such as the Las Vegas Weekly, Findlay Las Vegas, Fiesta Henderson, NV Climbing Center, and Lotus Broadcasting. To learn more about Three Square Food Bank and Power in Purple campaign, respectively, visit www.threesquare.org and www.relayforlife.org/powerinpurplelasvegasnv. To learn more about the event, visit www.justaddwaterstreet.com for more details.
ABOUT CITY OF HENDERSON
Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 302,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY and Liveability.com), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), one of the top six safest cities in America (Forbes, InsuranceProviders.com, Law Street Media, Movato.com), and a Bicycle Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who choose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson… a place to call home.
ABOUT LAST FRIDAY, JUST ADD WATER STREET (JAWS)
Last Friday is a community-centric initiative to inspire an ongoing effort between all sectors of Henderson both private and public. Set to the backdrop of the historic Water Street District in the City of Henderson, this vision is for the betterment of sustainable community growth while giving back. To stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, visit www.justaddwaterstreet.com, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #JAWSNV
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