Michigan Wine Great Lakes Culinary Challenge

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 7:00PM - 9:00PM


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Event Details

Celebrate Michigan Wine Month, support our local culinary scene and foster an up and coming chef in one fun evening! The beautiful bay views at Lobdell's Teaching Restaurant will be the setting for this fantastic strolling wine and food affair. Your ticket includes tastings of 6 inspired small plates and 12 locally renowned wines.


  • This is a culinary challenge for current Great Lakes Culinary Institute students to provide them:
    • Local and regional exposure
    • Real world experience
    • Increased knowledge of local wines
    • Insight and guidance from professional chefs
  • Participating students will develop a small plate that will pair with a style of wine, such as unoaked Chardonnay or dry rosé.
  • The public will choose the 6 finalists/small plates via voting polls prior to the event. Please follow Black Star Farms and Bowers Harbor Vineyards on Facebook to participate or simply follow the links below!
  • The finalists will present their small plates paired with local wine from Black Star Farms and Bowers Harbor Vineyards the night of the event.
  • A panel of local chefs will judge the finalists and choose a winner that evening.
  • The winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship and will present their small plate at two popular wine and food events.


Week One Voting Poll

Week Two Voting Poll

Week Three Voting Poll

Week Four Voting Poll

Sponsored by Traverse City Tourism, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards and Boathouse Restaurant

Venue Information

715 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
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Organizer Information

Black Star Farms Suttons Bay

10844 Revold Rd.
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

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Kimberly Zacharias
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