NWA Food Pavilion

Arkansas Beef Council Chef’s Cook-Off

Cheer on your favorite Chef!
The Arkansas Beef Council Chef’s Cook-Off takes off on Sunday April 25 at 3:00pm – It will be a kitchen clash between two great chefs!
Chef Erin Rowe, Author of “An Ozark Culinary History” will compete with Nate Walls, of Second Hand Smoke.
Come join the fun at the Chef’s Kitchen Stage and cheer on your favorite chef as they prepare their favorite skirt steak recipe for our panel of Judges!
The Inside Skirt Beef Cut is known for its robust flavor profile. Marinate and grill hot for fajitas or use for stir-fry.

Judges:
Donette Spann – Administrator of Arkansas Beef Council
Chef Mark Janus – The Resident Chef Chef Justin Eaton
Chef Justin Eaton – IDK? Cafe & Catering

Appliances provided by Rent-A-Center

Sunday April 25th – 3:00 pm to 4:00pm on the Arkansas Beef Council Chef’s Kitchen Stage

Meet our Celebrity Chefs!

Chef Erin Rowe

Chef Erin Rowe was raised in charming Siloam Springs and calls the hills of Northwest Arkansas home. She attended Maui Culinary Academy but mostly learned by trial and error, cooking her way through the infamous Joy of Cooking. She first wrote about food penning restaurant reviews for Maui No Ka “Oi magazine. When not catering house parties and cooking for her adventurous husband, Alex, she can be found eating basil pesto, collecting passport stamps or reading through a British classic over a good cup of coffee.

A true native of the Ozarks, chef and author Erin Rowe, recalls the oft-forgotten culinary traditions and people she discovered in writing her latest book, An Ozark Culinary History. Understanding true flavors of High South Cuisine through forest, farm and table, she continues to influence the food community through restaurant consulting, cooking classes, culinary lectures & menu creation for local franchises.

You can order Erin’s book, An Ozark Culinary History, on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Ozark-Culinary-History-Northwest-Traditions/dp/1467136085

Meet Chef Erin Rowe at our Chef’s Kitchen Satge on Saturday and Sunday

Chef Nate Walls

Chef Nate Walls of Second Hand Smoke NWA
“Serving Food Gives Me A Great Deal of Joy”
“Hi I’m Nate, and I fell in love with cooking when I was 6 years old! I carried that love to basic training with me, when I enrolled in the Army. During basic training in Fort Knox, I learned a lot about myself as a man, and as a cook. I honed my skills there, and when it was time to move on, I enrolled into cooking school at Ft. Jackson.” – Nate Walls
https://secondhandsmokenwa.com

Meet Chef Nate Walls at our Chef’s Kitchen Stage on Saturday and Sunday
& Competing in the Arkansas Beef Council Chef Cookoff on Sunday!

Great Tastes Food & Wine Pavilion

NWA WOMEN’S EXPO GREAT TASTES WINE & FOOD

Arkansas Beef Council – Booth #613,615
Confident Coffee Roasters – Booth #510
Crockstar Dinner Club – Booth #509,511
HARPS –  Sponsor
IDK? & Catering – Booth #518
Kneading Hands Bakery & MJ’s Macarons & More – Booth #610
Natural State Jerky – Booth #515
Newks Eatery – Booth #709
Nothing Bundt Cake – Booth 514
On The Border – Booth 898
Pampered Chef – Booth 512
Poulos Apiary – Booth#506
PDQ Meals – Booth 800
Sipology – Booth 516
The Resident Chef – Booth 614
Tontitown Winery – Booth 613

FAVORITE LOCAL CHEFS ADD FLAVOR TO THE ARKANSAS BEEF COUNCIL CHEFS KITCHEN STAGE

SAT. APRIL 24
SAT 11:00AM SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS, GARLIC POTATOES & GREEK SALAD
Chef Nate Walls
SAT 12:00PM OZARK CORNBREAD
Chef Erin Rowe
SAT 1:00PM DINNER IN UNDER 30 MINUTES
The Resident Chef
SAT 2:00PM BEEF, IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER
with Arkansas Cattlewomen – Arkansas Beef Council
SAT 3:00PM 48 HOUR REFRIGERATOR PICKLES
Chef Erin Rowe
SAT 3:30PM FAST, FRIENDLY, FAMILY DINNERS
The Pampered Chef Nancy Eckels
SUNDAY APRIL 25
SUN 11:30AM BBQ BEEF CHEESESTEAK, SWEET POTATO CHIPS/SAUCE & SAUTEED BRUSSEL SPROUTS
Chef Nate Walls from Secondhand Smoke NWA
SUN 12:30PM BLACK WALNUT CAKE
Chef Erin Rowe
SUN 1:30PM BEEF, IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER
Donette Spann – Arkansas Beef Council
SUN 3:00PM ARKANSAS BEEF COUNCIL SKIRT STEAK COOK-OFF
$100 HARPS AUDIENCE GIFT CARD DRAWING
CHEF ERIN ROWE VS CHEF NATE WALLS
JUDGES:
Donette Spann – Administrator of Arkansas Beef Council
Chef Mark Janus – The Resident Chef
Chef Justin Eaton – IDK? Cafe and Catering

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