“Master Chef-like” Battle Cooking on Feb. 24

Gordon Ramsay’s spirit is gracing the Quad Cities with his presence — or should I say, spirit of competition? No, the world-renowned chef and television personality is not coming to our Midwestern town, but the essence of the battles seen on his MasterChef television series will be headed towards Rock Island in late February.

Kicking off the Quad Cities Restaurant Week, this battle has been seen as the starting block for the food-filled extravaganza that has us rolling out of restaurants with bellies full of joy. Not only do the best chefs in town come to cook, but with both general admission and VIP tickets, locals can sample from chefs, grab a cocktail, and vote for the crowd favorite. All residents are told to keep watch at the Chef Battle Quad Cities website and Facebook page to see the latest culinary extraordinaire additions to the list for the weekend.

On Sunday, February 24th, leave cooking to the pros and indulge in a life of luxury at a $40/person general admission price. Now on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities, the event is set to take place from 12PM-5PM at the Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, located at 777 Jumer Drive in Rock Island. For more information, visit the Chef Battle website. 

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Katy Williams Henderson A life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is a Preschool through 4th Grade ESL Teacher at a local elementary school. She attended St. Ambrose University, graduating in May 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading concentrations and an English minor. She is working on a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her husband and her family and friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. Her writing credits include the Dispatch-Argus Newspaper, Radish Magazine, Midwest Writing Center and being a writing tutor at SAU and now for The Princeton Review's Tutor.com.

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