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Duke it out with celebrity chef Jet Tila at Pakpao Thai's Pad Thai Throwdown

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If you have ever wanted to compete in a celebrity chef throwdown like the ones that air on the Food Network, you can have the chance to do so with celebrity chef Jet Tila at Pakpao Thai.

As many of you may know, celebrity chef Jet Tila, known for his appearances on Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and NBC’s new Food Fighters— is also the chef and partner of Pakpao Thai, the popular Southeastern Asian restaurant in the Dallas Design District.

In celebration of Pakpao's first anniversary, Richard and Tiffanee Ellman of the Apheleia Restaurant Group and Jet Tila will host an epic Pad Thai throwdown as part of the restaurant's anniversary festivities on September 14.

Here's the scoop on how to get in on the competition:

Interested Dallas home cooks should submit their reason why they should be chosen to compete against Jet, (along with any other compelling information – photos, video, etc.) to by September 1.

Five amateur cooks will then be chosen to battle each other at Pakpao and its neighboring sister restaurant Oak on September 14 at 4 p.m., with the winner chosen by a panel of celebrity judges. The winning home cook will then battle Chef Jet and his version of the classic dish.

Prizes will be awarded to all home chefs, with a grand prize dinner awarded to the best home chef. Spectators are encouraged and welcomed, and will be served up a portion of Jet’s version of the dish.

The anniversary celebration will begin early with Pakpao’s Bloody Mary Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with $5 Thai Bloody Mary’s. In addition to brunch and the throwdown competitions, Chef Tila will lead a cooking class, open to the public, at 3 p.m.

Pakpao Thai
1628 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste 120
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 749-7002