The Iron Skillet® Cook Off

World Cares Center rose from the ashes of 9/11, during a time when average New Yorkers volunteered side by side with rescue workers. During our efforts, we witnessed the impact of a collaborative community, and the healing effect of food. The Iron Skillet® Cook Off celebrates the spirit of cooperation between first responders and community volunteers during times of crisis.

The Iron Skillet® Cook Off is a unique and exciting culinary competition between firefighters from each of New York’s five boroughs who are paired with some of the finest professional chefs in the area.

All proceeds benefit World Cares Center’s ability to respond to disasters and crises across the United States and abroad, preparing and equipping community volunteers with training, protective equipment, and critical life saving skills and supplies.

Sponsors of the 2018 Iron Skillet® Cook Off will enjoy their philanthropic contribution as they participate in an event like no other! Sponsors and their guest(s) will mingle with our celebrity judges, sample the competing teams’ dishes and help decide the 2018 Iron Skillet® Winner.

The event will receive extensive local and national exposure through our media partners at Clear Channel, CW11, NY1 and Blue Ribbon. In addition, ongoing social media campaigns will generate interest and exposure in the event, its participants and sponsors.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, product donations or advertising with the 2018 Iron Skillet® Cook Off, please contact Mallory Ware at