Chef & Shaker Challenge


$90+tax Online Tickets Available NOW!  $100+tax at the door, day-of event, if available


The Chef & Shaker Challenge returns on Saturday, June 2, 7-10 pm. Sixteen chef-bartender teams from acclaimed restaurants in Santa Fe and Albuquerque present their food-and-cocktail pairings.

Guests vote for “People’s Choice” and a professional panel selects “Judge’s Pick.” A portion of ticket sales plus each winning chef’s $250 prize money is donated to Cooking With Kids on behalf of their restaurants. The 2017 winning chefs Marc Quinones of Mas at Hotel Andaluz, and David Gaspar de Alba of Artichoke Café return to defend their titles.

In addition to fun, food, cocktails and live entertainment, a live auction raises money for the Helen David Relief Fund. The Chef & Shaker Challenge raised over $7000 in charitable donations in its previous two years. (Tickets $90)


Big “Thank You” to Chef & Shaker Media Sponsor: Edible Magazine 


This year’s Chef & Shaker participants include:

Artichoke Cafe (Judge’s Pick 2017)

MAS Tapas Y Vino, Hotel Andaluz (People’s Choice 2017)


Coyote Cafe

Inn of the Anasazi

La Boca


Terra at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado

Hotel Albuquerque

State Capital Kitchen

El Farol

Julia’s at La Posada


Las Cosas Cooking School

Sister Bar

Mema’s Food For the Soul