Almost Chopped! Hadassah Greater Atlanta’s Incredible Cooking Competition is set for Jan. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Spring Hall, 7130 Buford Hwy. in Atlanta. Hadassah Greater Atlanta is a Dunwoody-based nonprofit that raises funds for Hadassah’s projects in Israel and the United States.

The event will help combat ALS, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and proceeds will benefit Hadassah’s neurological research.

General admission tickets cost $36 and include appetizers from High Roller Sushi and desserts from Seasons 52, beer, wine, other beverages and raffles for gift certificates from restaurants, supermarkets and cooking classes.

Watch as four teams of chef-testants (non-professional chefs) and their sous chefs – Glen Caruso and Andy Stenmark, Samantha Ellis and Rebecca Carey, Barbara Flexner and Michele Vernon and Kathy Sheehan and Pam Leinmiller – battle for the Almost Chopped! championship. Four celebrity chefs are serving as judges in the competition: Suzanne Vizethann of Buttermilk Kitchen, Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taquería, Vince Scafiti of The Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek and Pano Karatassos of Kyma.

These four chef-testants, along with their sous chefs, will be battling for a win, but the real winner will be a brighter future for those suffering with neurological diseases.

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