The 11th Annual Culinary Classic at Stonewall Resort brings food enthusiasts from far and wide to sample dishes and learn from the experts.
"A lot of people from around the state of West Virginia from the northern part, southern part of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio come together to have a great food and wine event for the entire weekend," said Chris Steffich, director of food and beverage at Stonewall Resort.
Steffich said the weekend combines eating, learning, and some healthy competition.
"We have two culinary schools competing against each other in an iron chef style competition. It's a battle royale where they go back and forth against each other to present three dishes with their best interpretation of a secret ingredient, this year is lamb," Steffich said.
Going on at the same time as that competition there was a man vs. food challenge. Competitors raced to eat a 32 ounce steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and bread in under 30 minutes.
Steffich said this is an annual competition, but the resort tries to change things up every year.
"We always try to change it up a little bit: add a wrinkle here and a wrinkle there so everybody who comes back always looks forward to the new and improving pieces of the event," Steffich said.
The final event on Saturday is a four course dinner prepared by four different chefs.
"It's a great chance for chefs to get exposure, people that are from the region who might not be able to visit other restaurants. It's good for us as chefs to interact with each other, we don't see each other much so it's nice," said Tim White, executive chef at Stonewall Resort.
If the culinary classic sounds like something you want to attend next year, Steffich said it's important to book early.
"In order to come to this event you normally have to pre-book by the end of this month for 2015," Steffich said
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