Nationally-acclaimed celebrity chef Mario Batali and culinary expert Gail Simmons will participate in this year’s Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff presented by Kraft.
Both Batali and Simmons will prepare an appetizer and main course while interacting with guests throughout the evening. The event will also feature local pastry fare that will be voted on by the guests.
This year's event will feature:
- Mario Batali: He counts 26 restaurants, 10 cookbooks, numerous television shows and two Eataly marketplaces (with a third opening soon) among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness. Batali appears daily on ABC's "The Chew," a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates and explores life through food.
- Gail Simmons: She is a trained culinary expert and judge on Bravo's Emmy-winning series "Top Chef," as well as head critic on "Top Chef Masters." Since 2004, Simmons has been Special Projects Director at Food & Wine Magazine. She participated alongside Cat Cora and Carla Hall in last year's Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff.