MARCH 3-5, 2019, JAVITS CENTER, NY

Rapid Fire Challenge

2018 Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatball Madness Edition

Monday, March 5, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Center Stage 

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 industry professionals!

Congratulations to George Giotsas for winning the 2018 Rapid Fire Challenge!

 

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2018 Winner

The NY Restaurant Show congratulates George Giotsas, Owner of Little Mark's Big BBQ, as the winner of the 2018 Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatball Madness Edition!

Meatball Madness Finalists:

The votes are in! Congratulations to the three finalists who will compete on Center Stage during our Rapid Fire Competition: Meatball Madness Edition! Check them out below: 

 

 

 

Chef Holden Dahlerbruch
HOLDEN DAHLERBRUCH  

Chef/Founder, Culinary Playgrounds
FYI Network's Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown Prodigy Seasons 1 & 2

Turkey Herb Meatballs


 

Chef Rafaela Gois Cabede Lopes 
RAFAELA GOIS CABEDE LOPES 

Chef/Owner, Mrs. Potato Restaurant 
As seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Season 26, Episode 12

Maroon Meatballs


 

Chef George Giotsas
GEORGE GIOTSAS 

Chef/Owner, Little Mark's Big BBQ 
Food Network's Cooks vs. Cons Season 4, Episode 9 Winner 

Horiatikes Keftedes (Greek Village Style Meatballs) 


 

 

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!