Two of central Arkansas' top chefs will face off June 4 as the Pulaski Technical College Foundation presents the annual Diamond Chef Arkansas competition at the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and the program, dinner and competition begin at 7 p.m.
Chef Daniel Capello, executive director of the Chenal Country Club, will compete against reigning Diamond Chef Chef Jason Knapp, executive chef at UCA/Aramark (and a former PTC chef) in the fast-paced culinary competition. The event follows the format of the popular Iron Chef television series. Each chef and his sous chefs will have 60 minutes to prepare three dishes, all of which will utilize a surprise ingredient to be announced just before the competition begins. Chefs will be judged on plate presentations, creativity and taste.