Join Us for the Muddy Chef Challenge
We are thrilled to be a title sponsor for the 4th annual “Muddy Chef Challenge” which is a three-day off-roading, gourmet cooking competition, Land Rover enthusiast gathering and much, much more. (Think “The Great Race” meets “Top Chef”!) Don’t miss the fun from July 30 – August 2.
First, a little history…
In 2008, a large group of like minded Land Rover owners got together in Stowe, Vermont for the first Muddy Chef Challenge. A three day event that combines off-roading and a vehicle based gourmet cooking challenge (think Top Gear meets Top Chef).
In 2014, the event was moved to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT. The new location offered a perfect combination of space – the event has grown significantly, beautiful scenery (the northwest corner of Connecticut is breathtaking), access to sporting events (sporting clay shooting and fly fishing at Orvis, etc.) and challenging off-road driving – all while surrounded by Lime Rock Park’s 53 year history of automotive culture. In short – if you like off-road driving, cooking, expedition style camping, motor sports, shooting, vintage cars, fine cigars, craft spirits, and Land Rover – this is the perfect place to be.
For 2015, The Muddy Chef Challenge will return to Lime Rock. We had such a great time last year it made sense to come back for more fun. Lime Rock has undergone several million dollars in infrastructure upgrades including new paddock bathrooms and showers. Also, sections of the grounds have been reconfigured. This should make for an excellent camping experience. This year there will be a Land Rover only parade lap around the track and like last year MCC competitors will be offered rides in high performance racing vehicles on the road course. We will have a dedicated vendor village and even a whiskey and cigar lounge courtesy of WhistlePig Rye.
Also new this year is the IRON MUDDY CHEF CHALLENGE. This competition will be held on Friday July 31, 2015 in the afternoon. The IMCC brings back the original focus on the Muddy Chef by having participants cook in the field, away from base camp, and using only what they can carry in their Land Rover. In the style of the Food Network’s “Chopped TV show, participants will be presented with a mystery basket of food (sourced locally at the Sharon Farm Market). As on Chopped, there will be a community pantry of basic food ingredients to pick from. It is up to the skill and creativity of the chef to create an amazing dish. Contestants will be given 50 minutes for this task!
For more information on this fun event, please visit http://muddychef.com/