March 11, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown 700 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire


Founding Sponsor

The Competition

The New Hampshire Food Bank’s Steel Chef Challenge will feature Food Network celebrity chef, Alex Guarnaschelli, hosting a local chef competition. The Food Bank will transform the Armory Ballroom at the Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown in downtown Manchester into a grand dining room, seating approximately 650 guests. Attendees will watch live as the competition between chefs heats up, and enjoy a fabulous dinner created by Chef Guarnaschelli and her staff. The VIP portion of the event will take place before the competition, where VIPs can meet and greet the celebrity chefs and get autographs. This will be an exciting evening to support a worthy cause!


  • VIP Meet-and-Greet 5:00 p.m.
  • Cocktail Hour 6:00 p.m.
  • Competition Begins 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner Served 7:15 p.m.
  • Steel Chef Winner Named 8:45 p.m.

Spend the night at the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel has some rooms available following the event at a special Steel Chef rate! Book your room HERE!

Calling all Professional Chefs from New Hampshire!

Interested in entering this competition? Apply HERE!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Contact Nancy Mellitt at 603-669-9725 x1129 or
Sponsorships Opportunities
Steel Chef Challenge host Alex Guarnaschlli.

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex was named the Head of Twitter’s Food Council, and is a recurring judge on several Food Network primetime series such as Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, Cooks vs. Cons and Bakers vs. Fakers. In 2018, Food Network launched Alex’s digital series Fix Me a Plate.

Event Sponsors






92.5 The River

Media, Print

New Hampshire Magazine

Food is Health


Sous Chef

Hannaford Supermarkets

Sous Chef


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Café Services


CIT Group

Libation, Beer

NH Craft Alliance

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New Hampshire Distributors

Libation, Wine

Beringer Founders' Estate

Libation, Wine

Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire

Libation, Wine

Treasury Wine Estates


Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel


Speedy Printing & Copying

Red Carpet

Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs

Red Carpet

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