Battle of the Chefs to Feature Chefs Silvia Bianco, Bernard Bouissou, and Prasad Chirnomula

Chefs Bernard Bouissou (Bernard’s), Silvia Bianco (formerly of Biscotti) and Prasad Chirnomula ( Thali)

Battle of the Chefs returns to Founders Hall on Sunday, May 17, 4 – 7pm. In a culinary showdown similar to Top Chef and Chopped, three chefs will compete for the benefit of Founders Hall. Chefs Silvia Bianco, formerly of Biscotti, Bernard Bouissou of Bernard’s, and Prasad Chirnomula of Thali will compete to create an entree from a basket of surprise ingredients in front of a live audience. A panel of judges, including food critic and writer Jane Stern and wine/cheese connoisseur and business owner Monica Brown of No. 109 Cheese and Wine, will judge the chefs on their creativity, craftsmanship and culinary results. Hosts Amy Kundrat and Stephanie Webster (yours truly) of CTbites, will emcee.

Guests will enjoy and judge the appetizers created by the three chefs prior to the entrée competition. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar throughout the event. To taste the chefs’ entrees, guests may buy either a seat at a tasting table (limited number available) or the winning raffle ticket for an open slot on the judging panel. This culinary afternoon will culminate with signature desserts from all three chefs.

Last year’s Battle of the Chefs raised more than $30,000 for Founders Hall, a donor-supported education and recreation center for people age 60 and older located at 193 Danbury Road, Ridgefield. Ticket purchases, $100 for general viewing or $500 for a seat at the tasting table, will support life-long learning, fitness and fun for more than 3,300 people. Tickets and more information on Battle of the Chefs are available at or by calling Founders Hall at 203-431-7000.

Event sponsors are Fairfield County Bank and The Chefs Warehouse. Call 203-431-7000 for more information.