LBCC Hosts 4th Annual Chefs’ Show-off Cooking Competition

The 4th annual Chefs’ Show-Off cooking competition and food fair will be held Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Linn-Benton Community College Commons dining hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Cosponsored by Ten Rivers Food Web and LBCC Culinary Arts Department, this event showcases food and those who produce and process it from Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties.

Taste samples from local chefs: Patti D’Eliseo, A Posto Personal Chef Services, Newport; Todd Ketterman, LBCC Culinary Arts instructor; J.C. Mersmann, Gathering Together Farm Restaurant, Philomath; and Mitch Rosenbaum, Mennonite Village, Albany.

Chefs will be cooking using local ingredients and available to talk with guests about paring food with beer, wine, and cider.

Admission includes sampling of products from local farms, restaurants, food businesses and LBCC Culinary Arts student creations during a Food Fair in the Commons dining room. Many of the products will be available for purchase. 

The Food Fair shines a light on farmers and food entrepreneurs, highlighting the ever-growing local food system

Advance tickets are $15 at First Alternative Co-op stores in Corvallis or online at and at the door.

Limited space is available in a cooking class with Albany Chef Matt Bennett of Sybaris. Cost is $45 and includes event entry. Register online at

Tasting workshops will be held each hour to help you learn the complexities of different food combinations. Cost for each workshop is $5. Drink tickets are $5 at the door.

This event is cosponsored by LBCC Culinary Arts, Ten Rivers Food Web, Oregon Tilth, Stahlbush Island Farms, Nichols Garden Nursery and Mennonite Village. For more information, contact Chef Scottie Hurley with LBCC Culinary Arts at 541-917-4385 or


  1. Everything looks extremely nice, professional. Everyone loves discovering delicious new recipes, and an event this is a perfect opportunity to do so.
    Personal Chef Service Goshen


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