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Thursday, April 6

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

The Nashville Scene’s 14th Annual Iron Fork, presented by US Foods, returns with four local top chefs from Music City's best restaurants going head-to-head in a cooking competition to vie for the coveted Iron Fork Champions trophy and entry to the 2023 World Food Championships. The competition's catch? One secret ingredient. Modeled after the popular Food Network television show Iron Chef, chefs will have one hour to prepare a dish to impress our panel of guest judges. 


Attendees of the event will enjoy unlimited food samples from some of Nashville’s best restaurants, and a drink passport to try specialty cocktails, beer and wine while watching the fierce competition take place. Guests can get in on the action by bidding in a charity auction for one of the plates prepared by the talented chefs, with 100% of the auction proceeds benefiting our nonprofit partner, the Nashville Food Project. 

Tickets are on sale NOW!

Check out our 2022 event recap!



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VIP tickets include

  • Expedited entry into the event with early access 30 minutes before the doors open to General Admission ticket holders, so you get access to bites + the bar before everyone else!

  • Access to our VIP Lounge area with dedicated seating, unlimited waters, extra photo opportunities and more!

  • Access to our Mixology Competition. ONLY VIP ticket holders get access to the Mixology Competition and additional samples from these amazing mixologists. 

  • Access to an extra special VIP Food demonstration from one of Nashville's best chefs, with additional food samplings!


Mixology COmpetition

Hosted in our VIP Lounge, the Iron Fork Mixology Competition will feature 3 of Nashville's best bartenders whipping up their take on the best cocktail in town. The twist? A secret ingredient. The mixologists will utilize the same spirit and be provided a secret ingredient they must work into a delicious drink recipe. 

Our panel of judges will crown the best Mixologist in town — and they'll receive a special trophy, major bragging rights, a social media feature from the Nashville Scene's Instagram account and more! 

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VIP Mixology competition participants


VIP chef demo and tastings

Hosted in our VIP lounge, you'll get to experience a special cooking demonstration led by one of Nashville's most talented chefs — Erika Tucker, Chef de Cuisine at Marsh House.

Follow along as she prepares a delicious dish then try specialty gourmet samples from the demonstration. ONLY VIP ticket holders get access to our VIP lounge and additional bites from the demonstration. 

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