Cook Out NYC™ 2012 was a huge success! Competition Results below and check back next year for info on 2013.
Thank You to all the visitors,chefs and volunteer helpers who came to Cook Out NYC on July 7th-8th,2012.
The results are in! Food competition winners below.
Judges choice Awards:
Best Sabrett’s Hot &Spicy Hot Dog Topping Competition Winner –Rich Pinto Catering (Vietnamese-inspired hot dog)
Best slider –High Point Farms (Beef with Pepper Jack Cheese &Ketchup)
Jimmy’s No. 43 –WINNER “Best in Show”–Sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce
Kuma Inn’s Braised &Grilled Pork Belly –WINNER of Kimchi Chef Compeition and Modern Distillery Age‘s “The Went Back for Seconds,Thirds and Fourths Award”- Sweet,sticky and fatty,it was perfectly paired with a tangy daikon and carrot salad
People’s Choice Awards:
Chef Josetth –Best Sabrett’s Hot Dog topping (Sat) for her Piquant Celery Slaw with Currants
Rich Pinto Catering –Best Sabrett’s Hot Dog topping (Sun) for his Vietnamese-inspired hot dog
Chef Ian Kapitan of Alobar –Best Slider (Bison)
Additional awards by Elizabeth Keyser (food writer/editor) and Gregg Glaser (publisher/editor) of Modern Distillery Age and Yankee Brew News (editor):
“The Food High Award”–Bar Bruno’s Taco with Mama O’s Spicy Kimchi. Marinated hanger steak,grilled and served in a warm corn tortilla topped with kimchi,pico de gallo and grated radish
“The Ah,Summer Award”–MealKu’s update on a Greek Salad paired sweet watermelon,crunchy cukes,red onion and feta,all tossed in a lime vinaigrette
“The Damn Excellent Salad Award”–Brooklyn Grange’s just-picked,spicy and mild lettuces perfectly dressed in raspberry-strawberry vinaigrette.
Governors Island NYC 2012 took place July 7th and 8th, 2012,on historic Governor’s Island New York.
Cook Out NYC™—the ultimate outdoor cooking and country fair event—saw the
return of Mama O’s Super Spicy Kimchi-Eating Contest, a competitive eating event set to
rival Coney Island’s famous contest. Competitors gathered on Saturday, July 7th,as a part of
Kimchipalooza and Cook Out NYC™’s two-day “all grill” event taking place on beautiful
Colonel’s Row on Governors Island, July 7th-8th from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (both days).
In addition to the 2nd Annual Kimchi-Eating Contest, Mama O’s Premium Kimchi held
kimchi demos and celebrity chefs gave tips on how to cook with kimchi.
Other features of Cook Out NYC™ include:
Fossil Farms burger cook-off with sustainable meat—beef, ostrich,lamb,
chicken and goat—sourced from family farms;participating chefs were Chef Ian
Kapitan of Alobar, Chef Adriano Ricco’s team from STK OUT, Mesa Coyacan,
and Chef Jeremy Bearman’s staff from Rouge Tomate;
More than 20 BBQ and grilling stations (samples guaranteed until 2 p.m.) with
offerings from John Brown’s Smokehouse, Blind Tiger, Jimmy’s No. 43, East
Village Meat Market, Lucky 777 Chili, King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn and
Umi Nom, a Hot Sauce &Wings cooking station,rooftop garden salads by
Brooklyn Grange and Growing Chefs, others;
A hot dog competition (decided by popular vote) with six stations featuring
Sabrett’s Hot &Spicy Hot Dogs with toppings from Sir Kensington Ketchup, My
Friend’s Mustard, Sabrett’s Classic Onion Sauce, Chili from Lucky 777 Chili,
a kimchi dog, and a special entry by Chef Josetth Gordon.
The featured event of July Good Beer Month; Cook Out NYC™ also offered custom
beers by exclusive beer sponsor Sixpoint,which will be brought back July Good Beer Month’s
special “Signal” Smoked Pale Ale, along with Sehr Crisp Pils and five other brews. Sangria,
as well as other beverages,were available for purchase. A stage with live music will featured local
The event’s community and charitable partners include Just Food’s Farm School,
Family Cook Production’s Teen Battle Chef, and Kingsborough Community College.