Cleveland Culinary Challenge 2011 with RTH DJs and Lighting

2011 Cleveland Culinary Challenge

On November 3, 2011 Rock The House Entertainment Group was once again selected for the Cleveland Culinary Challenge team. This yearly fundraising event, sponsoring The Spirit of Cleveland and the Tri-C Hospitality School, is one of the most unique nights in Cleveland. Where else can you taste creations by local celebrity chefs such as Chef Dante Boccuzzi of Dante, Chef Doug Katz of fire food and drink, Chef Karen Small of Flying Fig and Chef Eric Williams of Momocho Mod Mex?

In addition to the established talent cooking that night, there was also a full team of culinary upstarts trying to prove they have what it takes to be the next talk of the town. The format of the night centered around a concept that fills up the line-up of a certain network: a cooking competition! Very esteemed judges including Susie Heller, author, television producer and recipe taster and Michael Ruhlman, author, journalist and Next Iron Chef judge.

Those lucky enough to attend were able to try a wide variety of items by Cleveland-based Pura Vida by Brandt. Many of the city’s most well-known restaurant and event industry leaders were present marking this event as one not to miss. Other highlights included Martini samples by Cleveland-based Crav Vodka, a variety of wines, and selections of small-batch Goose Island Beers.

Rock The House was very glad to continue to be part of the team that created this wildly successful and unique event.

Event Press:

Plain Dealer Article on the CCC

Crain’s Cleveland Article on the CCC

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High School ROCK Off

2009 was a great year for Rock The House and Live Nation. On both Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, we brought The Rock The House Party Pavilion to both The 18th Annual Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival and Taste of Cleveland.

Rock The House started 2010 off with a Bang as well when Barry Gable from Live Nation requested our presence at the 2010 Tri-C High School Rock Off. Throughout the months of January and February, 19 of North-Eastern Ohio’s up-and-coming musicians came together to put on live performances at The House of Blues.

At Rock The House, we believe strongly in music education and loved supporting these talented young musical groups.

Jeff Kutz, our VP of Sales and Headlining Entertainer says:

I was overwhelmed by how gifted the young performers were. These high-schoolers represent one of the most talented groups of musicians I have ever seen live. I loved working and emceeing the event. Working with sponsors such as Live Nation, Kiss FM, Tri-C, Ohio Natural Gas and House of Blues was a thrill and an honor.

At the event finale on February 7, Maddie Finn won the grand prize and also was named the first female- fronted band to ever to win The High School Rock-Off.

Read an article about Maddie Finn by Chuck Yarborough of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, here.