Chefs Plan to Battle at New England Food Festival

Food Festival Set for November 19 as Part of 2011 America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
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Oct. 27, 2011 - PRLog -- PLYMOUTH, Mass.– Chefs from all over the region will battle for bragging rights the weekend before Thanksgiving in the New England Food Festival, part of the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration. The best part is guests can enjoy the fruits of the battle and sample the competition for only $12, $7.00 for children 6-12 and children under 5 are free.

“Culinary experts from all over the area will bring their best food culinary creations to the New England Food Festival,” said America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration Executive Director Olly deMacedo. “Not only is the competition fun to watch, but the tasty food from the more than 20 competitors is great to enjoy.”

The title of best soups, chowders, desserts, party foods, local and fresh and booth design will all be decided in the one day culinary festival. The event takes place on Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Plymouth Waterfront.

Judges are the Senior Lifestyle Editor of Yankee Magazine Amy Traverso; International Culinary Judge Chef Mickey Beriau of White Cliffs Country Club; Chef Jack Chiaro of Johnson and Whales and John Rega from Fooding Around and a special guest judge this year from the Griffin Report of Food Marketing.
Décor Judges include Kelly Dolloff owner of Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio; Designer Patrick Langone owner of The Serenity Center; Managing Partner of East Meets West Catering and board member of Massachusetts Restaurant Association Michelle Stump and Everett Hoag president of Fountain Street Creative and Rhode Island Fashion.
“We are excited to have some very high profile judges at the New England Food Festival,” said deMacedo. “Plus we are going to also be featuring a high profile challenge for a new world record.”

T-Bones Road House, last year’s overall winner, will attempt to create the world’s largest open faced sandwich for consideration in the Guinness Book of World Records.  

The 2011 New England Food Festival will be hosted by Chuck Nilosek from Fox 25’s Money Matters show. Live entertainment will be provided by Randy and the Oak and Third Left.

For more information about the New England Food Festival, or to reserve tickets for the event, please check out the website for the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration at

The 2011 America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration will take place November 18 through 20 at the nation’s birthplace of Thanksgiving – Plymouth, Mass. For more information about the celebration, which has been named one of the top 10 Thanksgiving celebrations in the nation, please check out our website at

Media Contact:

Diana Scolponeti
NE Food Festival Chairperson   
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
Phone: 508-746-1818

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