NH Food Bank's 5th Annual Steel Chef Challenge March 9, 2020 featuring celebrity chef Michael Symon as host

The New Hampshire Food Bank’s Steel Chef Challenge will feature Food Network celebrity chef, Michael Symon, hosting a local chef competition Monday, March 9, 2020. The Food Bank will transform the Armory Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown into a grand dining room, seating approximately 682 guests. Attendees will watch live as the competition between chefs heats up, and enjoy a fabulous dinner created by Chef Symon and his staff. The VIP portion of the event will take place before the competition, where VIPs can meet and greet the celebrity chef and get autographs. This will be an exciting evening to support a worthy cause!


*We are currently sold out of tickets! If you’d like to be put on our waiting list please email Carolyn at cmclaughlin@nhfoodbank.org.*


  • 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.


*Book a room for after the show using the special Steel Chef Challenge rate! http://group.doubletree.com/SteelChefChallenge


Or contact Nancy Mellitt at 603-669-9725 or nmellitt@nhfoodbank.org.

Thank you to the following sponsors

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