East Tennessee Food Festival Kicks Off
2016 Knoxville Restaurant Week
Knoxville Restaurant Week is February 28th – March 4th and to kick off the event US Foods is hosting the East Tennessee Food Festival on February 28th at the Knoxville Convention Center. The Food Festival will feature over 20 restaurants offering samples of their greatest creations. Restaurants will participate in categories of their choice including, fine dining, casual dining, ethnic dining, and desserts. Winners for each category will be determined by the public. During the Food Festival, four local chefs will compete in a timed event on center stage. The heat will be on as the chefs prepare a meal from the pre-selected pantry provided by US FOODS and a secret ingredient provided by Second Harvest.
Restaurants participating in the event include the following:
All Ocassion Catering
Blue Coast Bar & Grill
The Coop Cafe
Citico’s Restaurant & Club
Goodness to Go
Huck Finns Catfish & Steaks
ICON/ Primo’s Italian
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Season’s Innovative Bar & Grille
General admission for the event is only $25 and all proceeds will go to Second Harvest.
The 2016 Knoxville Restaurant Week will provide foodies with an opportunity to enjoy three-Course meals at a fixed price of $30 or $40 at participating local restaurants. New restaurants will be offering a percentage to be donated to Second Harvest instead of a fixed menu. It is strongly recommended to make your reservations early to be guaranteed a spot at your favorite restaurants.
Since Knoxville Restaurant Week started in 2011, more than 250,000 meals have been provided to residents of East Tennessee thru Second Harvest. For a complete list of restaurants participating visit Knoxville Restaurant Week for more information.