Culinary Fight Night rings the dinner bell and pits local chefs against one another during a fast-paced, spatula-to-spatula cook-off. Designed to showcase Atlanta's bounty of talented hash slingers, the Iron Chef-esque competition rewards winners with glory, one of several prizes, and a donation to a charity of their choice. As contestants season meats, dodge flames, and catnap inside microwaves, attendees bask in ringside sights and smells, while a panel of celebrity judges waits to score each dish for taste, presentation, and creativity. To start the new year, cameras will broadcast ambrosial bouts to a local television audience, and in February, the competition hits the road for a six-city nationwide tour with stops in such major cities as Miami, Boston, and New York. After the final plates are assembled, guests mute talkative tummies with six-course meals, and VIP pairs mingle at a reception, where judges and chefs answer questions and demonstrate secret oven-mitt handshakes.