The first annual
Great Ape Cook-off: Celebrity Chef Challenge
was a huge success!
What started off as a friendly “battle” between two foodies at Chimps Inc. has evolved into the primate food challenge of the decade. On February 17th, the Food Network’s Brian Malarkey joined us in lil ol’ Bend to emcee a brand new vegan cooking competition: The Great Ape Cook-Off.
Featuring two local Bend chefs as competitors and our very own chimpanzees as the judges, the contest saw the creation of delicious dishes comprised of fresh produce, donated spices, and three secret ingredients chosen by our supporters! Intrigued?
A special thanks to Brian Malarkey our show host, competing chef’s Nick Ragazzo of Blackened Dragon and Barclay Losse of Plant Based Pies as well as our amazing sponsors below!
Secret ingredients sponsored by: