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Chef's Night off Brings Red Gold Tomato Takedown to Nashville on July 15


June 14, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN. (June 11, 2018)—Chef’s Night Off Presents: Red Gold Tomato Takedown on Sunday, July 15 from 3-6 p.m. at the beautiful Green Door Gourmet Farm in Nashville, TN. This event brings together chefs and home cooks to compete in the battle of tomatoes – who will create the most delicious and unique dish using Red Gold tomatoes? The winner of the Red Gold Tomato Takedown will not only take home the coveted “Tomato Tower” trophy, but they’ll also qualify to compete at the World Food Championships this November.

During the event, attendees will sample dishes from more than 10 restaurants, sip on Red Gold Bloody Mary’s and vote to decide who will be the ultimate winner of the Red Gold Tomato Takedown! The fun doesn’t stop with the food, as onsite attendees can enjoy Red Gold inspired games, a scavenger hunt and more! The Red Gold team will also be onsite sampling recipes, sharing the Red Gold story and passing out coupons.

Ticket Information
General Admission tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $35. VIP admission includes early entry at 3 p.m., access to the Red Gold Bloody Mary Bar, “swag bag” privilege and indoor air conditioned seating.

Both general admission and VIP tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-gold-tomato-takedown-world-food-championship-qualifier-2018-tickets-46881621191 

Competitor List

  • Josh Galliano ("People's Choice Best New Chef: Midwest," James Beard semi-finalist nominations)
  • Will Smith (Featured on Travel Channel’s "American Grilled")
  • Doa Lee (Six-time gold, four-time silver and three-time bronze winning chef)
  • Rodney Laulo (New South Food Revolution) • George Phelps (Owner of Chili Rocks, second place winner of Red Chili category at World Food Championship 2015)
  • Michael DiBuono (Herbsaint Creamery LLC, former “Seafood” contestant in World Food Championship 2017)
  • Raenel Stelly (Chattanooga Butter Co., Chefs Move to Schools, Meals to Heal, Atlanta’s Africa’s Children Fund Charity, Metro Nashville Health Department and TennderCare partnership)
  • Chauncey Littlefield (Badcompany Cookers, IBCA and KCBS Competitor)
  • Lisa Gwatney (Lisa’s Family Table, current World Food Championship “Steak” Champion)
  • Larry Carlile (Hemingway’s)
  • Joseph Gora (Competitor in the World Food Championship “Steak” Championship)


  • Richard Jones (Green Door Gourmet)
  • Michael McCloud (Founder of World Food Championship)
  • Michael McDearman (Renowned judge and food sport host)

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