Farm to Chef Maryland

Think Iron Chef + Battle of the Beverages - Maryland style! This one-of-a-kind foodie event is a culinary competition that pairs local farmers with the area’s most talented chefs to create original dishes that highlight the region’s wide abundance of local, fresh ingredients. We also showcase the talent of our local beverage purveyors – wine, beer, spirts, and craft cocktails.


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25 Chefs, 25 Farms, over 20 craft beverages!

Each year 30 teams of farmers, chefs and mixologists work together to create dishes that are judged in several categories by a panel of judges as well as the event’s attendees.

This amazing night is the annual fundraiser for TasteWise Kids and its signature program, Days of Taste, a hands-on program that provides elementary school children with an introduction to the basic elements of taste, the importance of fresh food, and teaches them how food travels from farm to table.

If you are interested in getting involved in the planning of this event, get in touch through our contact form.

In 2020 Farm to Chef Went Virtual!

Our 2020 vision for Farm to Chef was to transfer the joyous and communal spirit of our big night to a shared live-streamed event with attendees voting in real-time. Two-person chef teams from Baltimore and the surrounding counties vied for a spot in the Farm to Chef cooking competition, with the community voting for who they wanted to see throw down! The top two vote-getters proceeded to the competition, where they cooked with a mystery ingredient supplemented by a bountiful pantry stocked by Maryland farms and makers. This competition was streamed via Zoom to ticket holders at home, and a select group of judges crowned the winners while viewers at home voted in real-time for People’s Choice awards.

Check out the teams and results from 2020 here.

Want to get a “taste” of the spirit of  Farm to Chef? Check out Farm to Chef 2018!

You can find info on past participating chefs and farms from 2019 and 2018 here.

Want to Help Support Future Farm to Chef Events?

There are lots of ways you can get in involved with Farm to Chef and we look forward to having you as part of the TasteWise Kids family, in whatever way fits you best!