Direct Capital Presents New Hampshire Food Bank’s Steel Chef Challenge

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Who else is a Food Network junky? Anyone?

As an avid Chopped viewer, and someone who genuinely enjoys the cooking and baking competition shows, I was excited to hear that a celebrity chef was coming to New Hampshire as the host of a Direct Capital sponsored event.

The New Hampshire Food Bank is putting on a “Steel Chef” competition on March 14, 2016. Robert Irvine of Restaurant: Impossible will be hosting a local chef competition and a celebrity chef challenge right here in New Hampshire. The local chefs, chosen by the NH Food Bank from restaurants across the state, will be invited to attend and cook at the event. And all attendees will not only enjoy some good, ol’ fashioned competition, but also a meal created by Irvine and his staff.

The NH Food Bank’s Director of Development, Nancy Mellitt, told us this opportunity sort of just happened upon them… as a result of a conversation with someone at Comcast. Mellitt said they had discussed with the representative their wish to have an “Iron Chef”-like competition at the Bank. The Comcast representative told them that they had a relationship with Robert Irvine, a spokesperson for the cable provider.

“It just grew from there,” she told us.

And now, come March 14, their wish is coming true. Hosted at the New Hampshire Food Bank’s warehouse, this event does more than provide entertainment to the attendees.

Mellitt said, “The proceeds of this event will benefit the food bank and, in turn, help us to provide food and resources to the 1 in 9 men and women in New Hampshire who are food insecure.”

And having Direct Capital as a Master Chef Sponsor, Mellitt said, “Certainly elevates the event and makes it more localized with the New Hampshire community.”

After recently collecting 5,633 pounds of food for the NH Food Bank, and hosting a number of other events throughout the year to benefit the organization, Direct Capital is happy to be sponsoring this Steel Chef challenge.

For more details on this event, or to purchase tickets, please visit the NH Food Bank’s website. The Food Bank, and Direct Capital, appreciates your support!