Whether facing off against his friends in the local restaurant industry or going head-to-head with esteemed chefs from across the world, Plymouth chef Stephen Coe makes winning cooking contests look easy. Back in September, Coe took home the trophy at the Third Annual America’s Hometown Throwdown Chef Competition held at Mayflower Brewing in Plymouth. Eight local chefs participated and attendees were invited to watch three fast-paced rounds of cooking. There were secret ingredients, plenty of Mayflower beer and lots of crowd encouragement to make each round of competition an engaging experience. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited South Shore Community Action Council’s Food Resources Program, which coordinates emergency food relief for hungry people throughout the South Shore.
In December, Coe’s posse of bacon-loving foodies once again convened at Mayflower Brewing, but this time it was for a special viewing party of the Food Network’s Chopped Ultimate Redemption. In the episode, Coe faced steep competition, but he ultimately made the South Shore proud by winning first place. A portion of the proceeds from the party went to support two local charities, Boston Rescue Mission, which provides shelter, food and resources for those in need, and the family of a little girl named Emerson Lucier battling Leukemia. Follow Stephen Coe on Facebook to see more of his culinary adventures.