Morsel Combat


“This is not a decision we have taken lightly. As much as we would like to carry on with this amazing fundraising event, the health, safety and security of our staff, volunteers and attendees, is of paramount importance to us.”


Our annual Chef’s Challenge is back for its 9th year!  This unique culinary event highlighting premier chefs and restaurants from Central Iowa’s thriving food scene is a fan-favorite and we’re excited to share this year’s event with each of you.

Morsel Combat 2020 will again be held at The Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines and the evening will be filled with tremendous eats, live music, live art, raffle, silent and live auctions, and fantastic fellowship.  If that sounds like fun, then please mark your calendar for Thursday, June 25th, 6:00-9:00pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm.

In addition to attending or if you can’t attend but would like to help us make this the best Challenge yet, here are some ways for you to get involved:

  • Be an event sponsor.  Visit our sponsor form to see what might be a fit for you or your place of business.
  • Donate a raffle or auction item or a bottle of wine for our Wine Pull.
  • Make a donation to help support this event.  Every dollar will fund 5 life-saving meals.  Please include “Morsel Combat” on your check memo line if donating by check or select “Morsel Combat” from the Gift Designation area on our Donate Now page on our website.
  • Share event details with your friends, family, and coworkers.  We would welcome them with open arms.

Tickets go on sale in May.

If you don’t think these chefs take this seriously, take a peek at last year’s winners!  Now, can they defend their crowns?!?

     Judge’s Award Winner                                        People’s Choice Award Winner

                                                   Jay Wang, Wasabi                                                   Aaron Holt, Doolittle Farms