Battle of the Chefs 2024

Local food event featuring local chefs and ingredients from local farms and producers!  Field to face at Long Walk Farm, dirt to dishes!!!
  • 8 Omaha metro area chefs compete head to head through a tournament style bracket to be crowned 2024 Battle of the Chefs Champion.
  • 7 total events - 4 first round battles, 2 semi-final battles and the final battle
  • $150 per ticket gets you all of the following!
  • 3 hour event with an additional 30 minutes at the start and 30 minutes at the end for attendees to arrive and depart
  • 7 courses - 2 chef prepared courses (2 from each chef), graze table provided by Long Walk Farm, salad provided by Long Walk Farm and dessert provided by a local producer
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages provided (aluminum bottled water and infused water) and two alcoholic beverages provided from local wineries or breweries
  • One secret ingredient will be introduced at the start of each event and each chef must use the ingredient in at least one of their dishes.
  • 95% of ingredients, by volume, will come from local farms and producers
  • Dan Hoppen, from the Restaurant Hoppen podcast, will be the master of ceremony for the event and will interview chefs, producer partners and attendees during the event.
  • Event Location: Long Walk Farm 23780 Dogwood Rd. Council Bluffs, Iowa

Event Calendar

(weather backup date the following Sunday)

 Event Date RoundChef Pairings
Sunday June 9thFirst RoundChef Anthony "Chovy" Caniglia (Au Courant) vs. Chef Oscar Hernandez (Corner Kitchen)
Sunday June 23rdFirst Round Chef Tim Nicholson (Boiler Room) vs. Chef Drew Statz (Semo)
Sunday July 7thFirst RoundChef Michelle Alfaro (Sauced by Alfaro) vs. Chef Jonathan Miller (V. Mertz)
Sunday July 21st First Round Chef Will Birge (Mealbox) vs. Chef Colin Duggan (Kitchen Table)
Sunday August 4thSemi-FinalTBD - First Round Winners
Sunday August 25th Semi-Final TBD - First Round Winners
Sunday September 8th Final   TBD - Semi-Final Winners  

Event Schedule

Anticipated Schedule

Gates open 30 minutes prior start

2:30 PM

Introduction by MC

3:00 PM

Secret Ingredient introduction by MC

3:05 PM

Graze Table available

3:10 PM

Chef interviews by MC

3:30 PM

First Course from Chefs

3:50 PM

Attendee interviews by MC

4:20 PM


4:25 PM

Producer interviews by MC

4:50 PM

Main Course from Chefs

5:00 PM

Attendee interviews

5:30 PM


5:35 PM

MC announce results

5:45 PM

Thank you and Good Bye

5:55 PM

Farm Closed

6:30 PM

Questions? Contact us