10 chefs will compete in Saturday’s Great Slider Showdown benefiting GraceWorks


10 chefs will compete in Saturday’s Great Slider Showdown benefiting GraceWorks

The Great Slider Showdown returns to The Factory at Franklin from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious sliders created by 10 talented chefs competing for the Goldens’ Slider Prize as decided on by guest judges Sean Brock, Kelsey Barnard Clark, and James Briscione.

Tickets range from $39 to $59.

General Admission Ticket Holders will enjoy:

  • Up to SIX sliders
  • FREE Mountain Valley Spring Water
  • FREE Cheerwine soda

VIP Ticket Holders will enjoy:

  • Up to TEN sliders
  • FREE Mountain Valley Spring Water
  • FREE Cheerwine soda
  • TWO drink tickets for cocktails from Eli Mason or craft beer from Flat Hat
  • Access to stage for live judging

Children 12 and younger will be admitted free with a paying adult.

The winning chef will take home $3,000 cash, a brand new Golden’s Cast Iron Cooker and automatic entry into the 2019 World Chef Challenge. The local Great Slider Challenge benefits GraceWorks, Williamson County’s nonprofit community resource center.

Competing for the prize are:

  • Adam Hayes, Grill Marks / Greenville, South Carolina
  • AuCo Lai, The LEE Initiative / Corbin, Kentucky
  • B.J. Lofback, Funk Seoul Brother / Franklin, Tennessee
  • Dave Story, Mojo’s Tacos / Franklin, Tennessee
  • James Garst, Whiskey Dry / Louisville, Kentucky
  • John Henry Williams V (2018 Co-Champion), Fred’s Meat & Bread / Atlanta, Georgia
  • Matthew Statham (2018 Co-Champion), Saw’s Soul Kitchen / Birmingham, Alabama
  • Paul Jensen II, The Dotted Lime / Columbia, Tennessee
  • Nathan Whiting, Farm Burger / Huntsville, Alabama
  • Tyler McNabb, Holly Hill Inn / Lexington, Kentucky

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