In Worcester, the prevalence of hunger is twice that than the Commonwealth. One in 3 children living in our city are facing hunger. You can help make a difference by attending Jeremiah’s Inn 2nd Annual Chopped! Worcester.

Jeremiah’s Inn houses one of 29 food pantries in Worcester, and more than 9,000 people who are struggling with hunger turn to us for help each year. At each visit, we provide each client with 60-75 pounds of food, including produce, milk, meat, eggs and cheese. The Inn also runs a residential treatment program for men suffering from a substance abuse disorder.

Chopped!Worcester will be held on Monday, September 24th from 5:30-8:30pm in the Odeum Room in the Rubin Campus Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Using ingredients one would find in a food pantry, four local chefs will go head to head, creating an appetizer and an entrée in under 40 minutes. Their food will be evaluated by a panel of 3 judges. After both rounds are complete, a winner will be declared.

This year’s contestants are: Chris O’Harra from Maddi’s Cookery and TapHouse, Rachel Coit from Kummerspeck, Bill Nemeroff from BT’s Smokehouse and Robin Clark from deadhorse hill.

This year, we’re auctioning off a seat at the judge’s table! One lucky bidder gets the exclusive opportunity to join our panel of judges, sample and critique the creations, and vote for the winner of the coveted “Golden Cleaver” award!! For more information about that, people can visit our auction page at Food writer Jim Eber will be this year’s MC.

Order tickets online.