Cooking competition series kicks off at Jack London Square Sunday

Oakland, Calif. – May 23, 2019: Five chefs will compete in Knife Fight Gauntlet, an outdoor cooking competition at Jack London Square, the last Sunday of the month in May, June and July. The contest is free to watch and open to the public. The series is May 26, June 30, and July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Broadway Stage (foot of Broadway Street, Oakland, at the waterfront).

Three chefs from the Jack London District and two chefs from everywhere else will compete in the outdoor cooking contest. Reining Chef Lamont Periman of Montperi Catering is the champion to beat.

Chefs representing the Jack London District:

Lev Delany – Chop Bar

Mario Garcia – Belcampo

Leilani Baugh – Roux & Vine


Chefs from everywhere else:

Reigning Champ Chef Lamont Perriman – Montperi Catering

Chef Bobby O’Donnell – A La Monde Events, formally at Quince

Chef Nelson German-AlaMar


Organizer Eat Play Events & Catering have enlisted Sterling James of KBLX, Chef Tu David Phu and others to serve as MCs.

Knife Fight Gauntlet coincides with Jack London Square Farmers Market. The Market will provide a pantry for the chefs’ dishes.

Foodies who want to taste the chef’s creations can purchase tickets for $25 online for Knife Fight Gauntlet on Tickets are limited to only 30 guests at each competition. Those who purchase tickets get to taste the chef’s creations, participate in the selection of the winner, and take away swag, including recipe cards that can be used as a shopping guide to select and purchase the ingredients for a Sunday dinner that night at home.

Jack London Square is kid and pet friendly.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, Amtrak, biking, walking and driving. For detailed directions to the Oakland waterfront, please go here.

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at



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