McDonalds, now offering its breakfast menu items all day, demonstrated the quality and freshness of the ingredients used during a chefs’ competition. Its All Day Breakfast Battle of the Chefs was held at its Las Vegas Strip location known as Viva Vegas.
The chefs who accepted the challenge featured the owner of Kitchen Table Antonio Nunez and Fox’s “Hells Kitchen” Season 12 winner Scott Commings. Chef Vic Vegas, from NBC’s “Food Fighters” and expert chef from Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” hosted the special VIP event. Celebrity Chef Carla Pellegrino, owner of Bratalian Restaurant, and creator of “Monday’s Dark” as well as creative director of Intrigue at Wynn Mark Shunock judged the challenge. Special guests included McDonalds owners and operators, Chris (Zowie Bowie) Phillips and Ronald McDonald.
Each chef was given 30 minutes to prepare and plate a signature dish using five ingredients from the McDonalds All Day Breakfast menu. The event was streamed live from the kitchen as the invited guests viewed the competition and dined on breakfast menu items. Chef Vic Vegas interviewed the chefs during the competition and the judges did step into the kitchen at one point. One chef even poached an egg without using a pan but cooking on the grill.
Chef Commings won the final battle but the judges admitted it was a close competition. Ronald McDonald House benefited from the VIP event.
In the spirit of serving fresh, good food and giving back to the community, McDonald’s Southern Nevada locations will host Eggs for Education scholarship fundraising event. Southern Nevada stores will donate $1 from every Egg McMuffin and Sausage McMuffin with Egg sandwiches and Extra Value Meals purchased April 4-8. Funds raised will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas scholarship program.
Community leaders, local politicians and entertainers will volunteer their time to visit and greet customers at local restaurants while raising donations for the scholarship program. A golden egg trophy will be awarded at the end of the week to the guest that raised the most money. Use #EggsForEducation to show support.
Over the past five years, local McDonald’s owner/operators have raised over $270,000 with an annual event, formerly named Green for Grads. Since established in 1999, McDonald’s owner and operators in Southern Nevada have helped award over $3.3 million in scholarships to high school seniors in Clark and Nye counties. Last year’s scholarship fundraiser raised $42,000 for scholarship funds.
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