Iron City Chef

Four area chefs compete for charity.

All proceeds support local & international Rotary Programs  inclduing Vestavaia Math & Debate Teams 

Guests vote of their favorite chef & meal.

Each chef creates an appetizing menu for guests to enjoy and vote on their favorite 

Top two chefs compete for Iron City Chef title.

Guest enjoy watching the top two chefs work their magic. 

2019 Iron City Chef Participants

Snapper Grabber's Land & Sea Chef Patrick McCown


Chef Patrick McCown

Snapper Grabbers Land & Sea 



Bayou La Batre Blue Crab Salad

Gulf coast blue crab, Alabama field peas, Southern Organics microgreens and herbs, McEwen & Sons grit cakes, Duroc pork-belly crisps, fig honey, farmers cheese, lemon vinaigrette 

 Petite biscuit with chocolate gravy, candied almonds, Moscato-steeped local berries and Chilton County peaches 

Our Mission

To help our customers live healthier,  happier lives by providing the freshest, most flavorful seafood and meat.  We are passionate about  the food we carry in our seafood market and butcher shop and are constantly looking to exceed your expectations.  

Pursell Farms Chef Andrea Griffith



Chef Andrea Griffith

Pursell Farms


Blackened grouper, crawfish mash, edamame and balsamic

White chocolate caramel bread pudding with bourbon ice cream and smoked salt 

Four generations of family business and Alabama heritage.

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and rooted deep in the South, Pursell Farms offers an unparalleled resort experience steeped in Southern hospitality. 

Shiki Asian Cuisine Chef Made Subrata



Chef Made Subrata


Beef Rendang.  ( beef slowly simmered in coconut milk and herbs to created a tender and flavorful) served with yellow coconut rice .  dessert , Pandan coconut pound cake finished with palm caramalized sugar .

Welcome to Shiki Asian Cuisine! We specialize in a variety of Asian cuisine including Sushi and Thai food.  All our meals are made fresh, daily, with the finest ingredients.  

Our restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere and the best customer service around.  Whether you are looking for  lunch or dinner, come to Shiki; we have something on the menu sure to delight everyone in your party.

Chef Benard Tamburello


Chef Benard Tamburello



Penne Pasta Marinara with Fresh Basil

'Not Your Nonna's Meatballs' - housemade with beef & pork

White Chocolate Bread Pudding - it's like creme brulee & doughnuts had a baby! 

Vecchia is nestled in The Preserve across from  Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover.  Chef Tamburello creates an authentic environment  to enjoy an appetizing experience. 

Iron City Chef Partners

Backbone of Birmingham's Hospitality


The Hospitality/Culinary Management Department prepares students for a variety of positions in health care institutions, schools, restaurants, commercial types of food services, hotel and other lodging operations. The department offers a degree with four options: Culinary Apprentice, Foodservice/ Culinary Management, Baking/Pastry and Hotel-Motel Management

Tireless Community Partner


Jerry Tracey and Alabama's 13 serve as our Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening.  

Ghost Train Brewing Co


Ghost Train, located in the heart of Birmingham, has brought some excitement to town!  You will be able to enjoy samples of their fine collection of local brew at Iron City Chef 

Piggly Wiggly, serving Birmingham neighborhoods for generations, is Iron City Chef's Wine Sponsor, a

Piggly Wiggly has been serving Birmingham neighborhoods for generations and is Iron City Chef's Wine Sponsor, along with their fine wine distributors. 

Alabama Crown 

Pinnacle Import

Wines by Rush

International Wines


Iron City Chef Tickets & Sponsorship

for answers to questions on tables or sponsorship Go to "about rotary" Tab and scroll down to click "more information" and send email

Your contribution and support helps!

Local Students


Vestavia Hills Math and Debate Teams are preparing students for their future. 

Work Around the World


Funds help provide wells for water and classrooms for education. 



The sous chef on the winning chef team receives  a scholarship to continue their education. 



The Order of AHEPA was founded in Atlanta, GA in 1922 to fight hatred, bigotry, discrimination and help Greek immigrants assimilate into American society.
AHEPA's Mission is to promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.

Parking at Iron City Chef

307 19th Street South Birmingham AL 35233


The Greek Orthodox Cathedral is between 3rd and 4th Ave South on 19th Street South

Parking is available in lots indicated by the yellow dots on this map, along with street spaces on 19th, 3rd and 4th Ave

Look for parking lot attendants in yellow and green vests

Iron City Chef Event entrance is on 19th Street South, underneath the covered  parking lot, indicated on this map with green dot.