Iron Skillet Cook Off 2017



Only through our collaboration will we meet the needs of our communities and ensure that they are prepared, and ready to respond to crisis. As we respond to Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and now Maria, the work that we engage in is more critical than ever. Together, we can save lives and make a difference.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, guests, Con Edison volunteers, and celebrities – Kirstin Cole (PIX-11), Anthony Johnson (New York Jets), Jennifer Lahmers (Fox 5), Thomas Huff (Washington Redskins), Grant Marshall (New Jersey Devils), and DJ Whutever (iHeartMedia).

And a special thank you to our competing firefighter-chef teams who participated in the 2017 Iron Skillet®Cook Off:

Team Manhattan

Firefighter Scott Worontzoff of Engine 58
and Chef Melech C. Castillo of Megu
The Dish: Shrimp and Grits
The Beer: Sorachi Ace by Brooklyn Brewery

Sponsor: Newmark Holdings

Team Bronx

Firefighter Bobby Wolmart, Ladder 47
and Chef Nick Gaube, Quality Italian
The Dish: Butternut Squash Orzo
The Beer: Post Road Pumpkin Ale by Brooklyn Brewery

Sponsor: Sugar in the Raw

Team Queens

Firefighter Walter Lewis, Engine 35
Chef Vincent Caprio, Compass Group / FLICK Hospitality
The Dish: Caribbean Braised Beef Short Ribs, paired with Brown Ale by Brooklyn Brewery

Sponsor: iHeartMedia

Team Brooklyn

Firefighter Yaniv Amar, Engine 246 / Ladder 169
and Chef Michael Ayoub, Fornino
The Dish: 6 Alarm Dumplings
The Beer: Defender IPA by Brooklyn Brewery

Sponsor: Brooklyn Brewery

Team Staten Island

Firefighter Rudy Seddio, Engine 161 / Ladder 81
and Chef Robert Painter, Fired Up Chef
The Dish: Chicken Cordon Bleu Pot Pie
The Beer: Lager by Brooklyn Brewery
The Tito’s Cocktail

Sponsor: Tito’s

World Cares Center rose from the ashes of the 9-11 attacks when New Yorkers volunteered side by side with rescue workers. As we enter the 16th year following the attacks, we would like to commemorate the anniversary with stories of survival, human kindness and the ability to celebrate the human spirit. The Iron Skillet® Cook Off will honor the incredible relief effort that gave rise to World Cares Center and support their work helping communities prevent and recover from disasters.

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If you are interested in supporting the 2018 Iron Skillet® Cook Off, please contact Mallory at or at (212) 563-7570.

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