Battle of the Chefs 2017

Maurice, Jeff, Joe, Antonio, and Chef Bridgette Anderson

Jeff had a blast cooking up a storm with his teammates, Antonio Martins (Antonio Martins Interior Design), Joe Concilla (DaVinci Marble), and Maurice Lombardo (Taylor Lombardo Architects), along with our team leader, Chef Bridgette Anderson at the first annual Battle of the Chefs, sponsored by Luxe Interiors + Design and Riggs Distributing.

Getting prepped
How’s this taste?

This Iron Chef-style competition was a design-themed culinary showdown between four teams, all vying for bragging rights of Luxe Master Chef title! Each of the four teams was a well-rounded industry group composed of San Francisco’s finest architects, builders, interior designers, and top industry partners, as well as a professional chef who led the charge through the kitchen.

Getting a lesson in cutting techniques
Our team’s salmon entree

The Battle took place at the Riggs Interactive Kitchen Showroom in Burlingame and in true Iron Chef fashion, ingredients were kept under wraps until the competition started! Each team worked together chopping, dicing, zesting, and sautéing to prepare an appetizer, entrée, and dessert all within a set timeframe.

Judging the dishes

A lucky panel of judges got to taste all of the dishes and award the Luxe Master Chef title. And while Jeff and his team didn’t take home the title, they all had a great time competing with fellow design professionals! Thanks to Luxe Interiors + Designs and Riggs Distributing for including us in this fun event. We’re sharpening our knives and practicing our browning techniques in preparation for next year’s Battle of the Chefs!

Team photo

Thank you to DaVinci Marble for the photos!