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NextUP - Martha O'Bryan - Foodbank Throwdown 2017

  • NextUP - Martha O'Bryan Center Future Leaders 711 South 7th Street Nashville, TN, 37206 United States (map)

WHERE: Martha O'Bryan Center - 711 S 7th St, Nashville, TN 37206

Presented by NextUP Martha O'Bryan, Foodbank Throwdown 2017 is a Nashville food competition with a little twist. Our special ingredient? Items typically donated to local food banks. NextUP challenges eight local chefs to showcase how an amazing home-cooked meal can be made, even with the simplest of ingredients. Join Foodbank Throwdown in its third year and support an organization giving back to the community for over 100 years. 

Judged by four, food-industry writers (to be announced soon!), Chefs will not only have to impress the NextUP audience, they also must dazzle expert judges, who are no stranger to enjoying (and writing about) good meals in Nashville. 

Your Ticket Includes:
+ Sample plates from eight chefs involved in the Throwdown; Chef Introductions on Tuesday, April 25!
+ Adult refreshments from our beer sponsor, Jackalope Brewing Company 
+ Recipes for all the dishes sampled during the competition
+ A chance to vote for your favorite recipe
+ Ability to talk with Nashville’s hottest chefs and food writers
Support for local food banks AND proceeds raised will benefit College Bound Bash, a program designed to provide college necessities (book bags, pens, highlighters, notepads and dorm supplies) to high school seniors participating in Martha O'Bryan's Top Floor and College Zone programs. These supplies with the support of NextUP mentors allow students to focus on their path of higher education, not the seemingly immense financial obstacles they encounter along the way.

Tuesday, March 28 - Get Involved Today at our LOWEST Friends and Family ticket price of $39 (limited # of tickets available at this price)

Tuesday, April 25 - Announcing Chef Involvement, Judge Involvement + Ticket Prices go up to $49

Tuesday, May 16 - Regular ticket prices go on sale for $59

Thursday, June 15 - Door Prices (if available) $69

Stay tuned for announcements on sponsors who help make this event happen, who is involved, secret ingredient information as well as other fun information at our Facebook Event page here.

Chauhan Ale and Masala House | 2016 Foodbank Throwdown Champion

The Farmhouse | 2015 Foodbank Throwdown Champion