I thought I'd share this info with Hudson Valley Good Stuff readers and amateur chefs. Here is the scoop from The Food Experiment and Brooklyn Brewery:
"Sixteen cities. Four hundred amateur chefs. Only ONE national champion. On the heels of a successful 5-city tour in 2011, The Food Experiments, the nation’s leading cook-off organization, is back with a 16-city National Tour sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.
The thirteenth stop on the tour is The Hudson Valle Grill Experiment on October14 ,2012. Since its inception, The Food Experiments competitions have consistently been met with sold-out crowds. Each Experiment features roughly 25 local amateur chefs who have prepared a unique creation incorporating the food theme. Celebrating the bountiful harvest of upstate New York and the crisp early autumn, the 2012 Hudson Valley Experiment will feature inspiration through grilling. The first judges released on the esteemed judging panel are Gary Allen, “Dining In” columnist at Roll Magazine, Ray Bradley, farmer and owner of Bradley Farm, and Jeremy Kolakowski, executive chef of Rock and Rye Tavern. More judges will be released as the Experiment approaches.
Everyone in attendance will have a hand in choosing which “cheftestants” will gain bragging rights, cookware, bakeware, and cash from National Sponsors: Brooklyn Brewery, Le Creuset, Anolon, Microplane and Wusthof knives. The Grand Prize Winner will bask in culinary glory city-wide and earn a shot at the National Championships on December 16. The winner from each city’s Experiment will be flown in to Brooklyn courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery to compete with the best of the best for a chance to become The Food Experiments’ 2012 National Champion. Victory has never tasted so good!"
WHAT: The Hudson Valley Grill Experiment
WHEN: Sunday, October 14th, 2012 TIME: 1pm–4pm
WHERE: The Rock and Rye Tavern
JUDGES: GaryAllen,RollMagazine, Ray Bradley, BradleyFarm, and Jeremy Kolakowski, Rockand Rye Tavern.
TICKETS: $10–includes a Brooklyn Brewery pint and a plethora of culinary delights. Half of the ticket proceeds will go towards charities that promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens. SIGN UP TO COMPETE OR PURCHASE TICKETS: http://thefoodexperiments.com/tour/hudsonvalley/