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 and 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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Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions must include the recipe for your meatball and a video (only 1-2 minutes) submission of why you should be the champ (videos can be as simple as being shot with your smart phone). Please also include a bio and headshot (will be used to announce the top three chefs). Partially compelete submissions will not be accepted.  
  • Submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and sent to Patricia Copela at pcopela@urban-expo.com 
  • Videos will be added to the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of NY Facebook page for peer voting for the Top 3 best meatballs and presentation. Online peer voting will take place from January 15 - 19, 2018. 
  • The final three competitors will be announced on Monday, January 22, 2018. The top three chefs must be available to do a culinary demonstration of their dish on Monday, March 5, 2018 on the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of NY's Center Stage. 
  • At the show, the top three chefs will each be given a total of 20 minutes to demo their meatball dish for three esteemed judges. They should also plan on having samples available for about 50 audience members and press. 
  • The judges and audience will then crown the Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatball Madness Edition Champion! 

 

 

SUBMIT YOUR RECIPE AND VIDEO TO PCOPELA@URBAN-EXPO.COM TODAY! 

*Top 3 chosen chefs/restaurants are responsible for cost of their ingredients for the culinary demonstrations and samples, as well as travel to the show. 

 

Meatball Madness Judges:

 

 

 

MARIA LOI

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

DONATELLA ARPAIA

Celebrity Chef and Founder of Prova Pizzabar

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!