By BOB BIENNEKER October 24, 2016 11:59:57The Big Ten Basketball Tournament of Champions kicks off Saturday with the top four teams from each conference participating in the tournament, as well as the Big 10 and Pac-12 conferences.
The tournament is also set to showcase some of the nation’s top culinary talents as part of a three-day culinary competition featuring top chefs from across the country.
Among the featured chefs are:Award-winning chefs from around the country will compete against each other to see who can create the most spectacular dishes during a day of eating, drinking and dining in the Big Tent.
The Big 12 Conference is hosting its tournament for the second consecutive year and the Big West Conference for the first time.
Each conference will host a culinary competition with the winners receiving the right to participate in the NCAA Tournament.