MARCH 4-6, 2018, JAVITS CENTER, NY

Rapid Fire Challenge

2018 Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatball Madness Edition

Think you have the best meatballs? Submit your best meatball recipe and see if your balls have what it takes to win you $1,000!  

In honor of March Madness we are bringing Meatball Madness to our 2018 New York Restaurant Show and we want to crown the chef and restaurant that has the best tasting meatballs! Chefs are encouraged to get creative and be ready for your one shining moment! 

The winner will be crowned the New York Restaurant Show Rapid Fire Champion, receive $1,000 and gain exposure to over 100 media outlets including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Total Food Service and local television affiliates as well as 20,000 of your industry peers!

 

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Online Peer Voting is NOW LIVE!

Please place your votes for the Chef you believe should be invited to compete on Center Stage for the best tasting meatball at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of NY on March 5 at the Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatball Madness Edition! 

Watch the videos, choose the person you believe should compete and click 'vote'. You may vote once per day. We will close voting at 11:59 pm PT on January 19 so get your votes in before then! The finalists who will be invited to compete will be announced on Monday, January 22. 

Best of luck to our Chefs!

PLACE YOUR VOTE

 

 

Meatball Madness Judges:

 

DONATELLA ARPAIA

Celebrity Chef and Founder of Prova Pizzabar


 

 

DANIEL HOLZMAN

Chef/Co-Owner, The Meatball Shop


 

 

 

MARIA LOI

Chef, Restaurateur, Greek Food Ambassador, Author, Healthy Lifestyle Expert 


 

 

 

GENNARO PECCHIA

Host, Gennaro Eats@TheBeachNYC


 

 

Moderator:

 

FRED KLASHMAN

Co-Publisher, TotalFoodService


 

 

2017 Winner

The NY Restaurant Show congratulates Chef Reinhold Paul Teuscher, winner of the 2017 Rapid Fire Challenge: Appetizer Edition!