MN Monthly Chef Challenge
Groupon invited MN Monthly Chef Challenge participants, exhibitors, judges and local restaurant owners to partake in a customary good luck toast prior to the heat of battle. Knives were left at home for this bash, though an occasional cutting board was seen at the event.

On Thursday, March 24th from 5:30-7:30pm, Groupon took over Thom Pham's Wonderous Asian Kitchen and the Caterpillar Lounge to host a Pre-Chef Challenge Reception. More than 75 chefs, restaurateurs, magazine staff and even a motley crew of FOX News Anchors enjoyed green "Groupon say Drink It" cocktails, legendary Thom Pham culinary creations and a DJ so hip, the dance party lasted until well after 9 pm.

On Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th, Groupon VIP attendees enjoyed the unprecedented access to competing chefs and the judges green Groupon table. The first two rows, well within the chipotle splash zone, were decked out in green for the two day event challenge as well as Groupon branded areas through the Mall of America.
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