McALLEN – The RGV Iron Chef Food Fight culinary competition is coming up fast, Nov. 9, at The Club at Cimarron, Mission. Tickets are on sale now at for this highly anticipated culinary event in South Texas! Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank RGV and there are plenty of corporate sponsorship opportunities currently available at various levels.

This will be the fourth year of the highly popular competition with this year's proceeds going to the Food Bank RGV. Chef Santiago "Jimmy" De La Cruz, is the mastermind and host behind the Iron Chef competition. It was his way to bring together the talents of RGV chefs and cake decorators.

Many of the most prominent chefs will be invited to compete for the title of 2011 RGV Iron Chef.  There will be a live-feed of the actual competition in the kitchen, which will be shown in the club during the evening.   Judging will follow.   During the competition each chef will have a station where they will feature samples of outstanding cuisine for guests. Also, the finest pastry chefs in the Valley will compete in the cake decorating competition.  Cake samples will be available to guests.

Sponsors include H-E-B. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available online by visiting, in person at 2601 W. Zinnia, McAllen, TX or calling 956-682-8101.