August 26: FSNYC's Annual Tomato Fest & Great Tomato Un-Cookoff at New Amsterdam Market
Calling all Eaters & Chefs to participate in FSNYC’s Annual Tomato Fest And Great Tomato Un-Cookoff!
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Tomato Fest Details:
When: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 12:00-4:00 pm
Where: New Amsterdam Market - South Street (Between Beekman Street & Peck Slip), New York, New York 10038
Ticketed event features: tomato tasting of multiple varieties (heirloom and other non-GMOs); FSNYC’s Great Tomato Un-Cookoff; All ticket proceeds benefit FSNYC.
Attendee tickets: $15 - FSNYC members (w/ discount code); $20 - non-FSNYC members; $30 - non-FSNYC members + FSNYC membership. Buy tickets in advance or purchase on the day of (cash only).
More event features: “Ask the Tomato Expert” table; free tomato canning demonstration by Spicy 'n Sweet; tomato-centric dishes made by New Amsterdam Market vendors, this includes: Brooklyn Bean Company, Hot Bread Kitchen, First Field and more.
What is the Great Tomato Un-Cookoff competition?
We will gather NYC’s “underground" (and other) chefs to compete head-to-head to transform our region's best, height-of-the-season tomatoes into tantalizing tomato recipes – simple, refreshing preparations. Think salsa, bruschetta, lightly pre-cooked items and more creative takes on the glorious tomato.
Interested in competing?
All are invited to compete...“underground" chefs (supper club chefs, private chefs/caterers, and competition chefs) and "above ground" chefs too!
What will we provide participating chefs?
- A selection of tomatoes! FSNYC will provide 5 lbs. of tomatoes per chef. Pick-up time, date and location TBD. Chefs may choose to provide their own or supplement with additional tomatoes
- Tables for to prepare (not cook) and serve samples
- Plates, forks, glasses and napkins, as needed
What should chefs be prepared to supply?
- All other ingredients required for your recipe
- Enough of your recipe to prepare roughly 200, 1 ½ oz. tasting portions
- Serving equipment
What else do you need to know?
- Set up/prep is from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm; Event runs from 12:00 - 4:00 pm; Judging at 3:00 pm
- Prizes for Judges' Choice and People's Choice awards!
Are you ready to commit?
We sure hope so! To be considered as a chef participant, please send an email to: email@example.com. Please include a few words about yourself and the award-winning dish you plan to prepare at the Un-Cookoff.
About Food Systems Network NYC:
Tomato Fest is hosted and co-sponsored by New Amsterdam Market and benefits FSNYC, a membership organization dedicated to creating universal access to wholesome, nutritious, and healthful food. FSNYC seeks to support a vibrant regional farm and food economy by cultivating community and fostering communication among food system stakeholders including professionals, restauranteurs, students and activists. FSNYC is a program of the Fund for the City of New York.
To learn more about FSNYC and become a member, please visit: http://foodsystemsnyc.org/joinnow.