American Airlines Center Chef’s Challenge

Competition to Create a Featured Menu Item for American Airlines Center

Dallas/Fort Worth Area Culinary Artists are invited to participate in the American Airlines Center Chef Challenge: Signature Offering on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the American Airlines Center – AT&T Plaza.

Dining is not a spectator sport at American Airlines Center. From game-day fare to the premium dining experience, Mavericks’ and Stars’ fans deserve the very best.  In a city known for having more restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States, Dallas-area fans at the American Airlines Center continue to hunger for culinary delights. To satisfy fans hunger we are inviting local culinary artists to compete in the American Airlines Center Chef Challenge: Signature Offering. The winning Signature Offering will be featured at American Airlines Center during the upcoming Dallas Mavericks’ and Dallas Stars’ season.

“We are constantly looking for new and exciting signature tastes that add excellent flavor and value to the offerings at American Airlines Center,” states Martin Woodall, Vice President of Mark Cuban Companies.

To enter, contestants must complete an entry form and fax to 214-665-4270 or e-mail to The deadline to enter is Thursday, September 30, 2010. Twenty contestants will be selected from the entries submitted for the live culinary competition in AT&T Plaza at American Airlines Center.


For the first round of competition, contestants will prepare any item with the ingredients selected by American Airlines Center and Levy Restaurants. The judging panel will include a Dallas celebrity chef, Vice President, Martin Woodall, and Levy Restaurants Executive Chef, Brian Johnson.

The top five contestants will advance to the finals where they will prepare their own Signature Offering. Finalists will receive four tickets to a Dallas Mavericks and a Dallas Stars game. The Chef Challenge champion will receive a luxury suite for a night to a Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars game. Additionally, the champion will make celebrity chef appearances throughout the season.

The competition is hosted by KLIF’s nationally recognized talk radio show host Jeff Bolton and is sponsored by Central Market, Ducky Bobs, and Cumulus Radio. In addition to being open to the public, the event will be attended by Dallas-Fort Worth area restaurant managers and chef