I’m not a great cook, but I am a total cooking show addict. My favorite shows are the competition shows, like Chopped, Top Chef, and Iron Chef America. I am always so excited to see what the competing chefs can do with limited ingredients in a limited amount of time. Almost everything they make looks absolutely delicious, even if it was made in 30 minutes out of ramen noodles, pig’s feet and barbecue sauce.


 Zest 'n Zing 2013 - Sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau

Zest ‘n Zing: A Foodie Event for the At-Home Chef is a great opportunity to experience a cooking competition right here in Indianapolis. Two teams, each with a local chef and local farmer, compete against each other to see who can create the best new dish. The winning chef receives $500 and bragging rights! This fun event is happening Tuesday, May 7th at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center (450 W. Ohio St.). Doors open at 5:00 p.m and the cooking competition starts at 7:00 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the Indiana food scene and see the experts in action.


From 5:00 to 7:00 you’ll be able to mingle and eat with Indiana farmers. Your ticket price includes two drink tickets (for local beers and wines) and five food tickets. Non-alcoholic beverages are free of charge. You’ll also receive a pretty amazing swag bag! The competition begins at 7:00 with the two teams going head-to-head. The best part? One of the three judges will be chosen that night right out of the audience! Could it be you? (No offense, but I kind of hope it’s me!) The competition will last about 90 minutes. Local celebrities Paul Poteet and Jennie Runevich will be your emcees for the evening.


Tickets for this event are $20 and proceeds go to benefit Gleaners Food Bank. You can purchase tickets online through the Indiana Farm Bureau. One lucky Mom For Less reader will WIN a pair of tickets to this awesome event. You can enter several different ways using the Rafflecopter form below. This is a fast giveaway that will end at 11:59 p.m. on May 2nd – so enter today!

Some of my favorite bloggers are also giving away tickets!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


The fine print:

  • Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. Winner will have 24 hours from time of email to respond, and then another winner will be randomly selected.
  • No purchase necessary to win. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
  • Value of prize is $40.
  • This giveaway is sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers.


This post is sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers. I am proud to be an Indiana’s Family of Farmers Ambassador, and all opinions expressed are my own.

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