Celebrity & Chef Cookoff

A Benefit for the Historic Orpheum Theatre

  • Tuesday, June 13
  • 6:00 pm
  • $90

INTRUST Bank Arena | 500 E. Waterman

Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door Tuesday night.

Presented by Eby Construction, the Celebrity & Chef Cookoff is a night of celebration in support of our historic Orpheum Theatre, held at INTRUST Bank Arena with an Iron Chef-style cooking competition as the main entertainment, featuring six celebrity/chef teams competing for first place.

Surrounding the main event are tasting tables from local restaurants including Douglas Avenue Chop Shop, Reverie Coffee Roasters, Noble House Hawaiian, Tallgrass Country Club, and Bagel Haus, and many more. Get ready to bid in the silent auction, or go big with our live auction, including the teams’ finished dishes up for grabs. Have fun while supporting your Orpheum theatre!

Admission includes entry to the event, cocktails, a taste of Wichita’s best restaurants, and a bid number for the auctions.

New this year – Our first online auction of 22 Orpheum Memorabilia items, all signed and many of them vintage! To own your own piece of Orpheum history bid now!

Ticket Prices

Price Location/Details
$90 Individual Ticket
$850 Reserved Table for 10

Participating Celebrities Participating Chefs

Schane Gross, Owner

The Anchor & Douglas Ave Chop Shop

Ben George, Executive Chef


Melody Matulewic, General Manager

Walser Automotive Group

Paul Guerrero, Executive Chef

Reflection Ridge (2016 Winner)

Janet Miller, Vice Mayor

City of Wichita

Stephanie Hand, Executive Chef & Cafe Manager

Reverie Roasters

Bill Roy, Editor

Wichita Business Journal

Jeremiah Harvey, Executive Chef

The Candle Club

Devon Smith, Manager of Player Development

WSU Men’s Basketball

Josh Rathbun, Executive Chef

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse

Evan Wessel, Financial Advisor

Stoutheart Financial Group

Jennifer Reifschneider, Executive Chef

Woodfire Grill at Kansas Star Casino

The competition is judged by Denise Neil, Beth & Guy Bower and Sarah Jian.

Lily Wu returns as emcee alongside Alyson Acklin of KAKE TV.

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