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Builder Competition Heats Up at 2015 Celebrity Chef!

Thursday, October 15th, the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) brought back Celebrity Chef for 2015 after a year of hiatus. The event was held at Regal Builder’s Noble’s Pond in Dover, Delaware. The event consists of a cooking and display competition between Builder members. Some of the station decor and costumes consisted of Luau with a whole roasted pig, Oktoberfest with bratwurst and beer, Tailgating with chili and corn hole, and Halloween with spooky treats.


Sales & Marketing Council Spooky Treats

Builder Members worked tirelessly preparing various dishes before and during the event. They were then judged by Associate Members based on their meals and presentation. Associate members moved from table to table, meeting the builders, and sampling the different dishes that the builders had to offer.


K. Hovnanian Homes Tailgate Party

At the end of the night ultimately the winner for best meal was Benchmark Builders, with a whole roasted pig, and a variety of sauces and coleslaw.


Kevin Whittaker, President of HBADE, Presents Benchmark Builders with 2015 Celebrity Chef Trophy.

Shortly after, McKee Builders was recognized for having the best theme, which was Oktoberfest consisting of bratwurst sandwiches, beer, German barmaids, and Lederhosen.


Kevin Whittaker, HBADE President, Presents McKee Builders with 2015 Celebrity Chef Best Theme.

Special Thanks to our Site & Beverage Sponsor: Noble’s Pond


Noble’s Pond Crew from left to right: Justin Hensley, Mary Field, Colleen Ostafy.

Special Thanks to Dee Cairo, Excel Business Systems, as our Presenting Sponsor and to John Johnson, Karins and Associates, winner of 50/50 for donating his winnings back to the Association.

Thanks to our Sponsors:
Innovative Builder Solutions
Karins and Associates
Premier Fireplaces, LLC
Sterling Kitchen and Bath
Watershed Eco

View all of the 2015 Celebrity Chef photos on our Facebook Page.

About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America.



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