A few weeks ago I got an email from Theo and Nick of The Food Experiments letting me know about their current tour and upcoming amateur pie-bake off. I was intrigued, not knowing anything about The Food Experiments, so I started reading to learn a bit more.
Little bit about The Food Experiments (from the press release):
The Food Experiments stands out in New York City’s cook-off circuit for attracting the most committed, passionate, and daring competitors. The series is the brainchild of two of the most competitive cooks to grace the cook-off scene, Nick Suarez and Theo Peck. After continually facing each other on the winner’s podium, the once-rivals joined forces to create a cook-off that they would be excited to enter. With the sponsorship of Brooklyn Brewery, they are now bringing the fervor of the Food Experiments to cities across the nation.
I thought it’d be really fun to attend at first, but then decided to give myself a little more of a challenge and join the competition! Pie entries are going to be savory, sweet, and experimental. I didn’t even hesitate to decide which of my recipes I would want to enter and will be making Chicken and Beer Pot Pie.
Now I am confirmed to compete, with Dane at my side as my assistant. I have to prepare about 250 samples, present to judges, and get people excited about our team. I have to admit, I’m a little bit nervous! There’s a first time for everything, but yikes! 250 samples? Judges? What did I sign myself up for?
Anyone out there have any advice for a first time cook-off competitor? Wish me luck!
Click the logo below for more information about the Boston event and to get tickets if you’d like to come taste all the entries!