Cheftestants to Face-Off in Annual “Fill the Grill Challenge”

Four Orlando journalists are turning up the heat at this year’s Whole Foods Market “Fill the Grill Challenge.” These foodies will go head-to-head in a battle for the title of 2013 Fill the Grill Champion and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Foodies, grilling aficionados and cooking competition lovers are invited to Whole Foods Market in Phillip’s Crossing to watch the cheftestants duke it out.

The cheftestants – Nicole Aidelbaum (WHERE Orlando); Ricky Ly (Tasty Chomps); Kendra Lott (Edible Orlando); and Christine Pittman (Cook the Story) – will be given $20 and 20 minutes to speed shop the store for ingredients; then they will have an additional 20 minutes to prepare a delicious, affordable and creative summer meal using only a grill.

Round one takes place on Thursday, August 8 followed by round two on Thursday, August 15; the finals are set to take place on Thursday, August 22. All challenges will begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. A panel of esteemed judges from Whole Foods Market will determine which chef goes to the next round.

Participating Chefs & Dates:

Thursday, August 8: Nicole Aidelbaum of WHERE Orlando vs. Ricky Ly of Tasty Chomps

Thursday, August 15: Kendra Lott of Edible Orlando vs. Christine Pittman of Cook the Story

Thursday, August 22: The two winning finalists will battle in the Champion cook-off round.

Whole Foods Market – Phillip’s Crossing is located at 8003 Turkey Lake Road. Telephone: (407) 355-7100.