It's the Culinary Olympics

    Have you ever watched Iron Chef on TV?  Well, this isn't any TV's the Culinary Olympics, baby.  And 2012's got a contender.  The USA Regional Team brought home the gold back in 2008 and is ready to repeat as back to back champions.

    Representing the USA are team members from Charlotte, Pittsburgh and Houston and rounding out the regional team is Chicago's very own Chef John Reed.  Chef John joined the team in 2010, and he, more than ever, is anxious to bring culinary greatness back to the streets of Chicago.

    Being on the team is both an honor and a huge commitment, as he puts in up to 30 hours of practice each week.  Not to mention the travel.  Group practices take place in various cities across the country.  In order to continue Regional Team USA's Olympic quest, Chef John is asking for hometown support.

    Here's how you can contribute:

    • Excess frequent flyer miles for airfare to and from training destinations
    • Specialty produce, seafood, proteins and ingredients for production of 10 show plates per month as well as extra training sessions
    • Use of kitchen space and/or specialty equipment on an as need basis
    • Access to china and flatware for presentation
    • Volunteers to help with prep and packing

    Chef John and everyone affiliated with the USA Regional Team thanks you in advance for your support.  Your donations will help keep Chicago a representative city in this competition.

    To donate to the national team, please click here:

    Thank You

    Chef John Reed