Fairway Firefighters Food Face Off!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 • 8:30am
In lieu of ladders, axes, helmets and flashlights, New Jersey’s bravest will instead don aprons and haul their barbecue tongs, basting brushes, rubs and sauces to Fairway’s Firefighters Food Face-Off, a grilling “throwdown” that will pit several of New Jersey’s firehouses against one another to prove whose barbecue is best, on Sunday, June 17th at noon in the parking lot behind Fairway’s Paramus store location, Fashion Center Mall on Route 17 in Paramus, NJ. (RAIN OR SHINE) The firefighters will compete to cook their most delicious ribs, beef and vegetable skewers. Taste, originality and the incorporation of a secret ingredient (unveiled once the contest begins) are the criteria for the following judges: Mel Fabrikant and Tina Apprich of the Paramus Post, Maria Melito of Q104.3, Fairway’s own Master Butcher Ray Venezia and Terry Krongold of The Cook’s Tour. The champion firehouse will not only receive bragging rights for next year—that is, until the 3rd Annual Paramus Face-Off—but also the opportunity to name the charity of its choice to benefit from proceeds earned during an upcoming “Fairway Shopping Night.” Participating Firehouses are: Park Ridge Fire Department (defending champs), Ridgewood Fire Department and West Paterson Fire Dept.
Terry Krongold is a life-long passionate baker. In addition to a full-time job in the pharmaceutical industry, Terry has been involved with food for many years, including co-ownership of a dessert catering company in the late eighties called I Love Cheesecake, specializing in fine cheesecake and unique desserts.
Terry is the author of The Cook’s Tour, a blog focused on food, baking, and travel. She is also a Regional Editor for JerseyBites, a New Jersey-centric site focusing on the Garden State’s rich food scene.
When not working, writing, or baking, she spends time planning vacations around restaurants to visit. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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