The 2018 Wilson Iron Chef competition

The fifth annual Wilson Iron Chef competition was held on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The event pitted three of the area’s top chefs against each other in a timed competition. Chef Mike Martino, representing Adelphia Seafood, earned the victory over Chef Ben Hinkle of Ganly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant and Chef Martha Cavarretta of Giannotti’s Berkshire. Each of the chefs had to incorporate four ingredients in their plate: duck breast, lentils, bananas and movie theater popcorn.

In the People’s Choice competition, seven restaurants were competing for two spots in next year’s Iron Chef competition. All seven competitors had to incorporate apples into their featured dish. The Hitching Post earned first place with its filet Mignon crostini. Adelphia Seafood took second place with its cheddar apple bisque with crab and bacon.

Also part of the day again this year was vendor row with more than 20 vendors offering samples of their foods and products. Check out our photo gallery to see some of the highlights of this year’s competition:

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