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Chefs Walk 2016 dishes up tasty new menus and music

CHAMBERSBURG - Cumberland Valley School of Music presents the 8th Annual Neighborhood Chefs Walk, a celebration of food and drink, music, and community, from 4-7 p.m. on June 4, along Alexander Avenue in Chambersburg.

Chefs Walk is a food and music crawl with local chefs, beer and wine tastings, a silent auction and more than 50 local musicians.

“The Chefs Walk is a fabulous way to start the summer,” said Paula Hepfer, Executive Director of CVSM, in a press release announcing the event. “The atmosphere is electric and relaxed at the same time.  It is truly enjoyable for people of all ages!”

This year’s event features seven dining stations from area chefs and restaurateurs who will be preparing and serving their unique culinary delights.  Participating chefs and menu themes are as follows:

Chef Roger Tappen: “50’s,” featuring Black Gold London Broil with sherried mushrooms; old fashioned oven browned potatoes; pork drumsticks with brown derby smoky barbecue sauce; Tuscan string bean, carrot and bacon salad; root beer floats.

Chef Grayson Bowman: “Cajun,” serving jambalaya; shrimp po'boys with Cajun coleslaw; Bayou crabcake with Creole sauce; New Orleans pralines.

Chef Melissa Young of Chestnut Landing at Menno Haven: “Tex-Mex,”featuring carnitas taco - pork, salsa, onions, cilantro, chipotle aioli; Texan - BBQ beef brisket, cheddar, coleslaw; tequila chicken - marinated chicken, tomato, guacamole, lime slaw; vegetales taco - grilled vegetables, cotija cheese, tomatillo salsa; mojito style beverage (nonalcoholic)

Chefs Amer Chaudhry and Jasmina Ademovic of the Falafel Shack: “Falafel Shack,” serving falafel sandwiches, basmati rice pilaf; Chana Masala - chickpea curry; hummus and pita chips.

Chef Dan Kalinich: “Greek,” featuring spanakopita triangles in filo pastry; Greek gazpacho with avocado and feta; mini gyros with chicken or beef cubes and tzatziki sauce; quinoa and rice salad in Belgian endive; koulourakia cookies with sesame seeds.

Chefs Anne Schoenhofen and Karen Fitz of The Butcher Shoppe: “Cupcakes!”, featuring key lime cupcake; chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake; chocolate peanut butter cup cupcake; raspberry swirl and lemon curd cupcake; blueberry swirl cheesecake cupcake; strawberries and cream cupcake; “Krispie Sticks” - Rice Krispie treats on a stick; fresh cut fruit with Butcher Shoppe fruit dip; Big Oak Cafe sweet tea.

Chef Marty Boscolo of Mikie’s Ice Cream: “Frozen Favorites” - an old-fashioned ice cream stand.

Amer Chaudhry and Dan Kalinich are new additions to this year’s chef lineup. Chaudhry runs the Falafel Shack at the North Square Farmers Market in Chambersburg. He has prepared the event’s first entirely vegan menu and uses organic chickpeas for the falafel, hummus, and Chana Masala.  Kalinich, who comes from a family of chefs and foodies, has a “just for fun” food cart and also offers catering equipment rental. 

Wine and beer sampling stations will be on site to accompany the diverse menu options at Chefs Walk.  This year’s participating wineries are Jan Zell Wines of Chambersburg; Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard of Dundee, New York; Tuscarora Mountain Winery of Chambersburg; and Shade Mountain Winery of Middleburg.  There will be beer tastings from Roy Pitz Brewery of Chambersburg and more.

Entertainment will include four stages of live music, strolling musicians, and the Hub City Lindy Hop Dancers. Local musicians will perform a variety of music genres including rock, jazz, Broadway and more.

Tickets are $60 per person.  Proceeds benefit the Cumberland Valley School of Music, a nonprofit organization.  CVSM offers private and group music lessons as well as classes, workshops, summer camps, and performance opportunities for students of all ages.

Tickets are available at The Butcher Shoppe, 410 Stouffer Ave., Chambersburg, and the CVSM Music Store  in Thomson Hall, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Tickets can also be purchased online at or by calling CVSM at 717-261-1220.