Butlers Pantry Executive Chef Greg Ziegenfuss and The Art of Entertaining Owner Ann Marie Lemcke have teamed up against three other pairs of catering professionals from around the country to compete on the popular series Food Network Challenge. Lemcke and Ziegenfuss, who competed in the “Big Bash Caterers Challenge,” taped the show in Denver on
Four teams of two caterers each created and served a menu for a cocktail party of 75 guests. The event was a production wrap party celebrating the conclusion of the Colorado Ballet’s 47th season. Competitors were required to include a minimum of one hot appetizer, one cold appetizer, one cocktail/beverage and one sweet treat. Competitors were permitted to include more items at their own discretion.
“It is an honor to be selected by Food Network to participate in Food Network Challenge,” says Lemcke. “Greg and I went head-to-head with some really terrific catering teams.” Ziegenfuss adds, “We are really excited to have had the opportunity to exhibit our creativity and skill against some of the country’s best caterers.”
Every Sunday at 8pm ET/PT, Food Network Challenge brings viewers the biggest and most exciting food battles from around the world. From cake and pastry interpretations to world-class bartenders, Challenge pits masters against each other for bragging rights and a $10,000 cash prize. The best culinary specialists compete in challenges ranging from campus cook-offs to pizza battles to chocolate showdowns, and only one contender walks away a winner.