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I feel so lucky to live on the Seacoast, specifically Portsmouth, because it is such a foodie town. Some of the most renowned chefs in the country call the New Hampshire's Seacoast home, and I am just out here reaping all the delicious benefits!

If you love food, healthy competition, and supporting a local and worthy cause, then you are going to be VERY into this event coming up at the end of the month. On March 31, 2022,  the first-ever cooking competition on the Seacoast is happening at the Portsmouth Music Hall. It is the inaugural Seacoast Culinary Challenge hosted by Mary Ann Esposito, Host and creator of Ciao Italia on PBS, and Chef Evan Hennessey, owner of STAGES restaurant in Dover.

Four respected and talented chefs will be competing head to head in a "mystery basket" style competition to win the vote of the celebrity judges! And guess who they asked to be a celebrity judge...me!! I guess word got out to the masses that I am an extremely good eater and a proud member of the clean plate club, if you will.

It is guaranteed to be a delicious and entertaining evening for a fantastic cause. All proceeds support the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation, which funds projects that strengthen programs and services offered at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital that allow clinicians and staff to provide outstanding, compassionate care to the Seacoast community.

Tickets are available on the Portsmouth Music Hall website. For an extra special experience, upgrade to a VIP ticket which includes an opportunity to meet the chefs and other celebrities at the pre-event VIP reception from 5:30-7:00 pm. All guests will have the chance to take photos on stage and will receive a special giveaway bag with complimentary goodies including an autographed cookbook from Mary Ann Esposito. I hope you can join us for this really fun evening.

If you aren't able to make it in person, the event will be broadcasted on WMUR-TV.

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