Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s most acclaimed chef, Executive Chef Freddy Rieger will take to the competition kitchen when Crater Lake Vodka and R&R Broadcasting Present The 2014 Chef’s Challenge hosted by Pirch.

Competition starts on Wednesday, September 10th, where two chefs are challenged each week to create one entrée with a side as well as their choice of appetizer or dessert. The catch – each recipe must include a Crater Lake product of their choosing: Sweet Ginger Vodka, Original Vodka, Hazelnut Espresso Vodka, Pepper Vodka, Gin and/or Rye Whiskey. The nine week competition ends Wednesday, October 29th with the Battle Royale where one chef is crowned as the Grand Champion.

This is the first year Executive Chef Freddy Rieger will compete in the challenge. “I’m very excited to represent Fantasy Springs Resort Casino against some of the Coachella Valley’s best culinary artists in the Crater Lake Chef’s Challenge,” stated Fantasy Springs Executive Chef Freddy Rieger. “Not to give too much away, but I’m going back to my Italian roots to create what I hope will be award-winning recipes.”

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