How It Works

  • Who?
    Each week two 'Home Cooks' and one local 'Pro Chef' will compete for a chance to go on to the Finale.

    Home Cooks = Amateur cooks who are the top chef of their own kitchens. These individuals will not have formal culinary training or worked as a chef / cook in a restaurant or similar setting.

    Pro Chef = Four of Phoenixville's restaurant chefs. These individuals own or run a commercial kitchen in downtown PXV.
  • What?
    Contestants will be challenged to create an appetizer and small main plate by elevating three mystery ingredients that would typically be found in an emergency food box with added ingredients from the Steel City Pantry.

    The contestants will only have 40 minutes to create both the appetizer and main plate to wow the judges and move on to the finale.
  • Where?
    The competition will take place at Steel City Coffeehouse & Brewery on Bridge Street in Phoenixville.

    Viewers can either purchase a ticket to watch in person or view the event online as we stream the competition LIVE on Facebook.
  • When?
    Every Wednesday in July from 6P - 8P, culminating in a grand finale on Wednesday, August 4th.

    Competition Dates:
    7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28

    Grand Finale:
  • Why?
    Steel Chef PXV is a FUNdraiser for local nonprofit Ann's Heart. We are raising funds to support their HEART Kitchen - a community kitchen providing free meals, educational classes, and space for community building. 

    Learn more at:
  • How?
    Are you a 'home cook' who is ready to show off their talents and take on some of PXV's pro chefs?
    Apply to compete today!

    Purchase a ticket to watch one of our events in person. Tickets include a three course meal, coffee, tea, and a chance to be a part of the action.

    Support Ann's Heart by making a general donation or taking part in our online auction.

    Make our event a success by being an event sponsor. Learn about our opportunities here.
203 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(484) 924-8425
35 Hall Street, STE 301
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(484) 393-2407