Duke It Out

Duke It Out 2017

Duke It Out 2017 
9 chefs / 2 courses / 1 reason

September 27, 5-8:00pm

Explore the designer kitchens at Builders Source Appliance Gallery while nine of Albuquerque's top chefs compete for honors. Sample each restaurants signature dish, craft beer and wine during the live cooking competition. This event is 21+.  

Congratulations to our DUKE IT OUT 2017 winners:

*BEST ENTREE: Chef David Ruiz, Pueblo Harvest Cafe

*PEOPLE'S CHOICE ENTREE: Chef David Ruiz, Pueblo Harvest Cafe

*BEST DESSERT: Chef Michael Fram, Standard Diner

*PEOPLE'S CHOICE DESSERT: Ellen Holladay, Forque Kitchen & Bar/Hyatt Downtown

*PEOPLE'S CHOICE BREWERY: Bombs Away Beer Company


  • Raul Maestas, Ohana Hut
  • Israel Rivera, The Shop
  • David Ruiz, Pueblo Harvest Cafe
  • Matthew Schnooberger, Freight House Kitchen + Tap
  • Tony Saccoccia, Indigo Crow
  • Rafael Zamora, Vintage 423
  • Michael Fram, Standard Diner
  • Ellen Holladay, Forque Kitchen & Bar and Hyatt Regency Downtown
  • Stefani Mangrum, City Treats Parties and La Fonda del Bosque


  • Bombs Away Beer Company
  • Drafty Kilt Brewing Company
  • Rio Bravo Brewing Company


  • Phil Beltran, Executive Chef, The Forque Restaurant
  • Carol Wright, CEO, NM Restaurant Association
  • Scott Clapp, Chef, CNM
  • Larryl Lynch, Publisher, Albuquerque The Magazine
  • Carlos Condit, UFC Welterweight Division

Lastly, special thanks to BUILDERS SOURCE APPLIANCE GALLERY, staff and all the appliance manufacturers who make this event possible.


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