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St Matthews House, Battle of the chef

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Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire prepares a dish during a battle of the chef competition at St Matthews House on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano battled Roland with a three course meal, with donated food, for residents as well as a panel of judges.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire prepares a dish during a battle of the chef competition at St Matthews House on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano battled Roland with a three course meal, with donated food, for residents as well as a panel of judges.

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Residents of St Matthews House eat a three course meal prepared during a battle of the chef competition on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Melissa Bates, right, volunteered her time to help serve the meals. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano and Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire both prepared meals for residents and a panel of judges.
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St Matthews House head chef, Eric Delano, prepares a dish during a battle of the chef competition on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Eric Delano battled Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire with a three course meal prepared for residents and a panel of judges.
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A panel of judges, including Mayor John F. Sorey III, second left, eat a second course meal during a battle of the chef competition at St Matthews House on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano, and Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, prepared a three course meal for residents and a panel of judges.
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Kenny Holland, working with Chef Brian Roland, prepares pot-stickers during a battle of the chef competition at St Matthews House on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano, and Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, prepared a three course meal, with donated food, for residents as well as a panel of judges.
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Residents eat a second course meal prepared by head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano and Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire during a battle of the chef competition at St Matthews House on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla.
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A first course meal prepared by St Matthews House head chef, Eric Delano, during a battle of the chef competition on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Eric Delano battled Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire with a three course meal prepared for residents and a panel of judges.
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Steve Fuhrman holds Jude Ricigliano at St Matthews House moments before residents pour into the dining room for a battle of the chef competition on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano, and Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, prepared a three course meal for residents and a panel of judges.
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Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire prepares a dish during a battle of the chef competition at St Matthews House on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano battled Roland with a three course meal, with donated food, for residents as well as a panel of judges.
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Chris Jones, Mayor John F. Sorey III, Kristen Weardon, Chris DeLuca and Craig Weinbaum are the panel of judges during a battle of the chef competition at St Matthews House on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano, and Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, prepared a three course meal for residents and a panel of judges.
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Julie Mankin volunteers her time as a server during a battle of the chef competition at St Matthews House on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano and Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire both prepared a three course meal for residents and a panel of judges.
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Diane Delisle, left, Donna Martin, right, peer through a curtain that blocks residents at St Matthews House from seeing into the kitchen during a battle of the chef competition on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano, and Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, prepared a three course meal for residents and a panel of judges.
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Dana Lyons cleans the dining room floor moments before he and other residents at St Matthews House participate in judging for a battle of the chef competition on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Head chef of St Matthews House, Eric Delano, and Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, prepared a three course meal for residents and a panel of judges.

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