Chef & Shaker Challenge


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



The Liquid Muse and Edible Magazine present the Chef & Shaker Challenge  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) with Ron Diplomatico

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

Eloisa with Maker’s Mark 46 bourbon

Coyote Cafe with Taos Lightning rye

Inn of the Anasazi with Redemption rye whiskey

La Boca with Barsol pisco

Arable with Hendrick’s gin

Terra at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado with Jack Daniel’s rye

Hotel Albuquerque with Rhum JM

State Capital Kitchen with Knob Creek bourbon

El Farol with Tito’s Handmade vodka

Julia’s at La Posada with Patron tequila

Paloma with Herradura Ultra tequila

Las Cosas Cooking School with Azunia tequila

Sister Bar with OM Liqueurs

Mema’s Food For the Soul with Pendleton 1910 whiskey