Local chefs compete in Rocket Chef 2016

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Four local culinary titans took the stage at Merrimack Hall Monday night as part of Rocket Chef 2016.

The annual fundraiser is based on popular contemporary food challenges.  The chefs had their cooking abilities tested in a time-pressured environment with "mystery" ingredients. The competition took place in front of about 300 people.

Chef Marci Mays from Old Black Bear Brewing Taproom won the competition.  Cara Thompson of Grille 29, Bubba Conner with Bubba's Silver Spoon Catering and Brandon Crosby of Chupper Time Catering also competed.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Johnny Stallings Arts Program and the Food Bank of North Alabama.