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The Clarke Culinary Center hosts The Ultimate SoNo Chef Shoot Out

By Clarke Culinary Center

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South Norwalk, CT -- Clarke, New England’s exclusive distributor of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, in conjunction with its cooking school at The Clarke Culinary Center in South Norwalk, CT, will host The Ultimate SoNo Chef Shoot Out on Thursday, October 7th, 6-8PM featuring Matt Storch, head chef of SoNo’s Match restaurant and Master Chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt, founder of Café Chocopologie.

The iron-chef-style competition will pit the culinary talents of these two award-winning local chefs against each other and be enjoyed by just 40 guests. The Ultimate SoNo Chef Shoot Out requires the chefs to create three different dishes (an appetizer, entrée and dessert) from one ingredient. A distinguishe panel of judges and guests will taste the recipes and enjoy wine tasting and specialty cocktails from the chef’s restaurants. Tickets are $125 and will benefit The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

A panel of three celebrity judges, as well as ballots from the audience, will decide the winner in this fast-paced competition. Celebrity judges will include Chef Prasad Chirnomula, owner of Thali, Dina Cheney, author of Tasting Club and columnist for Everyday with Rachael Ray, and Maria McBride Mellinger, author and contributor to Condé Nast Brides.

“We are so thrilled to be involved in this event,” said Tom Clarke, CEO of the award-winning appliance distributor. “We believe in the power of good, whole food and in the talents of the culinary industry to help those in need. Our partnership with innovative chefs, in conjunction with a fine local organization helping to eliminate hunger in our country, is something that the Clarke team is passionate about.”

“We’re looking forward to quite a showdown at Clarke in South Norwalk,” said Clarke general manager Sean Clarke who will emcee the event. “Matt Storch and Fritz Knipschildt are two of the most colorful, dynamic and talented chefs in New England. They are great friends and fierce competitors. I have no doubt that they will use all of their tricks to impress the judges and win the Chef Shoot Out title.”

For more information or to buy tickets for this event or other Clarke Culinary Center classes, visit www.clarkeculinarycenter.com or call 800-842-5275, ext. 206.

About Clarke
This award-winning distributor of appliances from Sub-Zero, Wolf and Asko, provides expansive showroom resource centers in Milford, MA and South Norwalk, CT, where homeowners can learn about and experience these appliances in dramatic kitchen vignettes, without any pressure to purchase. Clarke also offers The Clarke Culinary Center inside both of their showrooms to offer cooking classes from Clarke corporate chefs and local celebrity chefs. In addition, the company launched Clarke Customer Care, a dedicated repair service for their brands, that has earned them “Best in the US” satisfaction survey results. For more information, visit www.clarkecorp.com.

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