August, 2015 – Celebrity Chef Challenge #3



Saltwater Brewery hosts the next chef challenge, with guest hosts; from Hell’s Kitchen/Pizzacraft Bret Hauser & Clay Carnes from the Grille/Cutthroat Kitchen!

The Maestro del Mar Chef’s Challenge Series presented by the Arts & Entertainment District of West Palm Beach continues on August 26, 2015, at Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida. Join us as four Executive Chefs battle to move on to the Grand Finale. Executive Chef Blake Malatesta of 50 Ocean will be joined by Executive Chef Jared Higgins of Cut 432, Executive Chef Dane Iacangelo of Potions in Motion and Executive Chef Kelley Randall of The Office. The evening’s banter will come from the co-host duo of Chef Bret Hauser (seen on Hell’s Kitchen & Pizzacraft Chef/Owner) and Chef Clay Carnes of The Grille Fashion Cuisine and Cutthroat Kitchen.


1701 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Read more about the Chefs. 

The chefs will compete in an Ultimate Chef Showdown to find the next Maestro del Mar Finalist advancing to the Grand Tasting Finale on October 23, 2015. Each chef will have 60 minutes to create a dish for the judges featuring an unknown mystery ingredient. The dish must be prepared with pantry items, including fresh produce, baked goods, and grocery items, all courtesy of Whole Foods Market in West Palm Beach.

Guest Judges include Josh Cohen of ESPN Radio West Palm Beach, Nick Philipsen, Area Representative of Whole Foods Market, and Skip Sheffield of The Boca Raton Tribune. After crowning a winner, we will turn on the TV’s for the watch party of Clays’ episode of Cutthroat Kitchen starting 9pm for drink specials and shenanigans.

Executive Chef Fritz Cassel won Semifinal #1 with his dish: quinoa-crusted smoked tuna with smoked mushrooms and charred asparagus. The secret ingredient was tuna. The winner of Semifinal #2 was Chef Clay Carnes with his dish: pan-roasted spiced salmon with a passion fruit vinaigrette and a shaved fresh vegetable salad.

Limited general admission tickets are $35 and guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by our Featured Chefs, refreshing beverages, and a commemorative catalog. Chef Challenge #3 Passes Here


Lindsey Scott // //  561.213.0793