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Welcome Esteemed Chef competitors to the Taste of Hope Chef Competition. The Taste of Hope event was developed to continue the tradition of gathering chefs and community together to meet in comradery, battle in flame and be victorious through the art of food. All of this is done to support the battles waged at home against cancer. Thank you, chefs, for your commitment to our craft, community and the cessation of cancer. Good luck and may your plates be virtuous!

2024 Taste Of Hope Featured Chefs


The Candied Yam 

Chef Jessica Ann Tyson

 

 

MDRD 

*Coming Soon*

 

 

Trinity Health

Chef Bryan Nader

 

 

Corewell Health

Chef Mick Rickerd

 

 

Beacon Hill at Eastgate

Chef Grace Ogas

 

 

Terra 

Chef Clark Frain

 

 

MeXo

Chef Oscar Moreno

 

 

Gun Lake Casino

Chef Christian Madsen

 

 

Pochi Columbian

Chef Paola Carlson

 

 

40 Pearl

Chef Caprice Mikel

 

Sandy Point Beach House

Chef Sergio Garcia

 

 

Yo Chef Catering

Chef Joseff VanHorn

 

 

Zkede

Chef Brian J Bower

 

 

Nourish Kitchen

Chef James Privette

 

2024 Culinary Judges

RACHAEL RUIZ | TV HOST – EIGHT WEST (WOOD TV)

CHEF KURT KAITKOSKI | CORPORATE CHEF – GORDON FOOD SERVICE

LIZ DELLA CROCE | FOOD FASHIONISTA & BLOGGER – LEMON BOWL

CHEF JACOB BANDSTRA | CULINARY PROGRAM DIRECTOR – KENT CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER

KRISTA KARK (PAULIN) | VP OF MARKETING AND FOODIE BLOGGER – HUNTINGTON BANK

CHEF BRIAN WILLIAMS | CORPORATE CHEF – MEIJER

DR CHARLES LEPPER | PRESIDENT – GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE