SOURCE: Game Day Chef Challenge

Game Day Chef Challenge

November 05, 2015 12:21 ET

Game Day Chef Challenge Finalists Set for Gulf Region

Live Cook-Off to Be Held Prior to Alabama-LSU Game on November 7

TUSCALOOSA, AL--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2015) - The next phase of the Game Day Chef Challenge has begun, with the selection of finalists from each of six regions, including the Gulf (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi). The contest, sponsored by Chevron, is a fun and innovative cooking competition in which football fans, foodies, and chefs vie for a $25,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights to the best game-day recipe.

The unique hook is that each contestant's dish must include at least one food or beverage item purchased from a Chevron or Texaco station.

Six finalists from each region were selected by a panel of judges to compete in the regional cook-offs of the Game Day Chef Challenge. One winner from each region will advance to the Grand Finale hosted at the Rose Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2016, where the grand prize winner will receive $25,000 in Chevron with Techron Gift Cards and be crowned the "2015 Game Day Chef Champion."

In the Gulf Region, the following finalists will compete in a live cook-off event to be held at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa prior to kick-off of the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers football game on November 7 (listed alphabetically):

  • Michael Breaux from Ponchatoula, AL, serving up his Dorito Encrusted Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
  • Michael Covington from Tuscaloosa, AL preparing his Chocolate Peanut Butter Blitz Bars
  • David Graham from San Diego, CA with CB Carne Asada Sliders
  • Betty Potts from Vestavia, AL and her Double Decker Meatloaf Sliders
  • Matthew Reed from Prairieville, LA with his submission Stuffed Sausage Dogs
  • John Roberts from Gretna, LA cooking his Buffalo Chicken Rumble Bumble Fumble Burger

Fans attending the game on November 7 are encouraged to stop by the Game Day Chef Challenge stage near the Walk of Champions to take in the action. Audience members will have the opportunity to win Chevron Gift Cards via Alabama football trivia.

In addition, Chevron and the Game Day Chef Challenge are rolling out the red carpet for the three celebrity judges who will taste and score each dish:

  • Paul Ott Carruth - Former Univ. of Alabama (1981-1984) and NFL running back (1986-1989)
  • Wesley Britt - Former Univ. of Alabama (2001-2004) and NFL offensive lineman (2005-2008)
  • John Copeland - Former Univ. of Alabama (1991-1992) and NFL defensive lineman (1993-2000)

Last week, the Game Day Chef Challenge held the Texas Regional Cook-Off in Arlington, TX at AT&T Stadium. Chera Little, from Austin, TX, won with her dish, Chorizo and Wasabi-Lime WonTachos with Thai Slaw. Chera will be competing against the five other Regional Winners on January 1, 2016 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.

For a complete listing of game-day recipes and finalists from the Mountain, Northwest, Southeast, Texas, and West regions, along with more information on the contest, visit TheGameDayChef.com.

About Chevron
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

Contact Information

  • Contest Administrator Contact:
    Gary Knudson
    AdSport
    (602) 262-0500

    Andrew Johnston
    AdSport
    (602) 262-0500