By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 10, 2018 at 1:01 PM

On Thursday, April 26 from 6-9 p.m. Newaukee will host the city's very first Food Prize, a culinary competition that puts local chefs to the test for the benefit of the food-loving public.

The competition, which will be held during Newaukee’s annual YPWeek, takes place at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave. on Thursday, April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The competition begins with $500 of seed money each chef uses to purchase the ingredients needed to create a crowd-pleasing signature dish that expresses their unique style and food philosophy.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to sample each of the competing chefs’ plates and vote on their favorite. The chef with the most votes at the end of the night will take home a cash prize of $5,000, as well as the bragging rights that come with being the inaugural Milwaukee Food Prize winner.

Participating chefs will include:

Tickets are $20 and include samples from all selected chefs. The event will also include live art, music and craft beer for purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.