Ever wanted to compete in a Top Chef-style challenge? On April 4, head to the Chopping Block's Merchandise Mart location and you could do it with some actual contestants (no Padma, sorry).
Season Five finalists Carla Hall and Stefan Richter will be participating in the fifth annual "True Flavors Celebrity Cook-Off" to benefit True Child, a national organizations helping children break through stereotypes. The chefs (whom we'll dub the "lover" and the "fighter"), will be part of teams that will have 35 minutes to cook a three-course meal with secret ingredients revealed only moments before the contest begins. Here's the kicker (cue knife-slashing noise): bid enough in the preceding live auction, and you could be part of the action as a sous-chef.
The event runs from 6-9 p.m., and tickets cost $150. Order here.