At the annual Lubbock Vines And Wines Festival were many of Lubbock's best executive chefs cooking up a storm in the Hub City Master Chef Competition. And they made the most amazing food. But most people didn't get any.

The Hub City Master Chef Competition is an event they held at the Vines and Wines event at McPherson Cellars. It was a cooking competition similar to Chopped, the Food Network hit. The contestants had a mystery box of ingredients that they had to use and they had no idea what was in the box until it was their time to cook.

In the box was flank steak, ramen noodles, a Slim Jim, and root vegetable and turkey baby food.

Luckily for me my friend Mary with Lubbock Meals On Wheels, who was also the beneficiary of the proceeds, asked me to be one of the judges of the competition. Of course I said yes!

I knew that the food scene in Lubbock was getting much better than it had been. And it has gotten very impressive, if you know where to go. Some of the contestants in the competition included Jay Adams the executive chef for City Bank, Marc Silvas from Texas Tech's catering arm Top Tier Catering, Tasha from The Cakery, the chefs form the Crafthouse Gastropub, the executive chef from Raider Ranch, and more.

So like anybody with a smart phone, I took pictures of my food. Get jealous of me.

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