Win a piece of Jose Garces

Here’s your chance to get Jose Garces in your kitchen. Well, not the Iron Chef himself, but a piece of his very memorable and public culinary success story.

Garces is donating the serving tray that was originally crafted for his restaurant Chifa by artist John Luttmann - the one he used to serve the judges suckling pig head tacos on Iron Chef America when he whupped a previously undefeated Bobby Flay. 

It's made of Pennsylvania Black Cherry wood and has a small riser at the base to lift this piece a few inches.

The Philly Farm & Food Fest, coming to the Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 1, will give away this functional yet culturally significant curio to a lucky reader.

The contest could not be easier: Just go to the Farm & Food Fest's Facebook page -

"Like" it, and submit your email address at the tab. That's it.

The Farm & Food Fest, organized by Fair Food and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), sounds like a great outing.

The one-day event, amassing more than 100 farmers, food producers and food businesses, is designed to educate and celebrate locally produced food from the greater Philadelphia region. Included will be workshops on seed-saving, hands-on seed-planting skills and a healthy-foods scavenger hunt for children.

You can try and buy locally made products such as “zip code” honey, cheeses, cured meats, jams, small batch ice creams, organic flour, baked goods and more.

Event co-planner Marilyn Anthony says it's designed to expand eaters’ access to local foods - more than just the May-through-October bounty.

It's $15 in advance for adults, $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.