Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale and Culinary Stage

The Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale is a live culinary competition where eight of the region’s top chefs are hand-selected by the Taste of St. Louis Culinary Committee to compete head-to-head in seven “battle” categories. After three days of intense competition, only one chef is left standing and crowned the Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale Champion.

Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHEF TREVOR PLOEGER – THE 2017 STELLA ARTOIS CHEF BATTLE ROYALE CHAMPION!

This year's competition was certainly heated - pun intended - as the 8 competitors went head-to-head to vie for the Chef Battle Royale Championship title! 

After three rounds of intense competition, Chef Trevor Ploeger took the win – after winning TWO tie rounds!

This year's battle came with a friendly wager – the loosing team (Chef Trevor and his sous chef) has to prepare a beer pairing dinner at the winning team's establishment, Eleven Eleven Mississippi, where the proceeds from the dinner go to Hurricane Relief Efforts. Stay tuned for the date and details of that event!

 

Read about the details of this first-time-in-history competition! 


THE STELLA ARTOIS CHEF BATTLE ROYALE

The Stella Artois Culinary Stage has been the hot spot of the Taste of St. Louis for the past 13 years. This must-see attraction hosts the Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale culinary competition – live, head-to-head battles from some of the region's best chefs. Eight of the region’s top chefs are hand-selected by the Taste of St. Louis Culinary Committee to compete head-to-head in seven “battle” categories. After three days of intense competition, only one chef is left standing and crowned the Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale Champion. 

Read more about the 2017 Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale Competitors

Each chef is given 40 minutes to produce his or her best dish (per the "battle" category assigned) in front of a live audience. The field narrows until only two competitors are left standing to vie for the champion position. The seven battles take place throughout the event weekend and are judged by local and national food experts, celebrities and culinary sponsors. The Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale is managed and hosted by Taste of St. Louis Executive Chef, Vito Racanelli. 

The Taste of St. Louis partners with the American Culinary Federation and its expansive culinary team of certified and accredited judges to make the Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale one of the most acclaimed competitions in the region. 

Read more about the team of chefs that help make the culinary attractions at the Taste of St. Louis a success!