Looking for FIVE vendors to compete! July 24th

We’re switching things up a bit while we wait for local restaurants to settle back in post COVID…We’ve decided to turn our upcoming FiveStar Food Fight (July 24) into a top tier vendor showdown! For those of you who may be new to the Market, this event typically features five top notch local chefs who compete right at the Market for our panel of judges. But, we think we probably have at least five top notch chefs right in our own backyard—in our vendor family.

**Think you have what it takes? Here’s more about the event: Join us for a live cooking competition between some of Chattanooga’s best Chefs! The FiveStar Food Fight starts when the chefs arrive early, just before the Market opens, taking time to strategically set up their cooking stations equipped with their own knives, cooking supplies…and their best game. They will shop that day at the Market for the fresh ingredients they will need to complete their main dish with a supplied stipend. We’ll provide the Chefs with a secret protein that won’t be revealed until just before the start time! From about 12:00 till 2:00pm market-goers will watch the chefs demonstrate their culinary skills using FiveStar Ranges and presenting their dishes to our panel of judges. The winner will receive a custom made trophy of art designed and crafted by Allen Hampton.

Still thinking you’ve got what it takes? Email me a detailed bio that demonstrates your culinary skills and background (video is great too!) no later than June 15th to Melissa@publicmarkets.us
The contestants will be announced by July 1st. This is a serious commitment, pls. check your calendar FIRST, then check it again before applying.



We have so many good food trucks these days, we should have some fierce competition.

Let me know if you need a spare judge. :slight_smile:


actually, does not have to be food trucks – we’ve had some pretty solid non-food vendors in the past who were excellent chefs!

This sounds fun and like a Hallmark movie!!!