Miami HopChef Competitors Draft Their Ommegang Beers


Miami’s beer-forward HopChef competitors and their beer pairings are:Miami HopChef competitors took part in a “Draught Draft” on Tuesday, April 8 at the Biltmore Hotel’s 19th Hole. Following a guided tasting by our Miami Market Manager Jessica Suarez, each chef randomly selected a style of beer that will then be used to pair with their culinary creations during the HopChef competition at the Biltmore Hotel on April 28.

Miami’s beer-forward HopChef competitors and their beer pairings are:

Participating chefs are now starting to develop their dishes and pairing strategies.  Miami foodies and beer-enthusiasts have a chance to try the Ommegang beers at participating chefs’ restaurants leading up to the competition.  Stay tuned for more opportunities to get in on the local HopChef action!

HopChef Tickets

To attend the HopChef Competition and taste the beer and food pairings, tickets are available for $75 each at http://hopchef2014.ticketleap.com/Miami


Announcing HopChef Competition coming to Boston on May 21st!


For the second consecutive year, Brewery Ommegang is bringing its acclaimed HopChef competition to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on May 21st. Leading local chefs will face off in a beer and food pairing culinary competition using Ommegang’s Belgian style ales to compete for the title of Boston’s HopChef 2014.  This year’s line-up of competing chefs includes:

Each chef will create one dish showcasing their imaginative beer and food pairing skills to be judged by a panel of esteemed beer and food-industry professionals.  The Boston judging panel includes StarChef.com’s Will Blunt, Craigie on Main Chef Tony Maws and Brewbound.com Editor Chris Furnari, with more to be announced shortly.

Join us in Boston on May 21st to sip, savor, spectate, and vote for your favorite beer and food pairing!


Competition Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Time:  7:00 – 10:00pm

Location:The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116


Tickets are $65 each and include samples of each chef’s signature dish, accompanying Ommegang beers, a commemorative Brewery Ommegang glass, People’s Choice voting, music and merriment!

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HopChef Miami


Monday, April 28, 2014


The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, Florida 33134


Tickets are $75 and include samples of each chef’s signature dish and accompanying Ommegang beers as well as a commemorative Brewery Ommegang glass.

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Panel includes Celebrity Chef Michael Schwartz, Prime 112 Head Chef Mike Sabin, Pubbelly Chef Jose Mendin, Master Cicerone Neil Witte, and StarChefs Managing Editor Will Blunt.

Participating Chefs
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HopChef Competitions


HopChef is Brewery Ommegang’s nationally acclaimed chef competition, nurturing the community of beer and food lovers that sits beer at the head of the table. A collection of hand-selected chefs from the hottest local restaurants are challenged to showcase their imaginative pairing skills using Brewery Ommegang’s Belgian-style ales to create a signature pairing dish.   Ales are sipped, plates are cleaned and judges deliberate as HopChef creates a fun and approachable event for a community of beer lovers and foodies alike.

HopChef Competition

Brewery Ommegang kicks off an expanded tour in 2014, offering local chefs, restaurants, retailers, and consumers in eight cities throughout the country a unique opportunity to join together in celebration of the art of pairing (and enjoying) fine food and crafted beer.


2014 HopChef Competitions
  • Miami – April 28
  • Boston – May 21
  • San Francisco – June (TBD)
  • Philadelphia – July 8
  • HopChef Finals at Brewery Ommegang – August 9
  • Los Angeles – September
  • New York – October
  • Dallas – November

Meet the Chefs: HopChef Chicago

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Seven of Chicago’s hottest chefs will compete for culinary honors at Brewery Ommegang and SAVEUR Magazine’s HopChef Chicago culinary competition.  Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead,Cosmo Goss of Publican Quality Meats, Tim Cottini of Fork, Jacob Saben of Graham Elliot Bistro, Alex Ageneau of Paris Club, Craig Fass of The Bad Apple and Rick Gresh of David Burke’s Primehouse will battle for the title of HopChef Chicago July 1 at 7:00 pm at Paris Club. Meet the chefs here.

Each chef prepares a dish paired with an Ommegang ale, then presents and defends their dish to a panel of local and national food critics including Shelley Young: CEO of The Chopping Block, Ray Daniels:  Founder of Cicerone Program, Chris Gerber GM at the Aviary, Laura Sant: Assistant Digital Editor and more…

HopChef Chicago tickets are $60 before July 1 / $75 at the door.   Admission include tasting dishes and open bar, with a portion of proceeds going to support Common Threads.

Can’t make it? Follow #HopChef to get a full glimpse of the action.