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14th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest
September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm| Free
Chef One is pleased to announce its partnership with the AALDC, presenter of NYC’s largest street festival Atlantic Antic™, for the 14th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest. Atlantic Antic™ features over 500 vendors on a stretch of Atlantic Avenue over one mile long. As a Brooklyn food maker since 1999, Chef One will proudly represent its history and heritage in alliance with this year’s festival theme, ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’.
Chef One’s annual eating contest and biennial NYC Dumpling Festival (2018) are held in conjunction with National Dumpling Day (September 26 of every calendar year!) to celebrate the many styles and flavors of dumplings from around the world. These community-focused events also serve to raise funds and awareness for hunger through a longstanding partnership with Food Bank for New York City.
The 14th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest promises to be a spectacle to behold, with 48 professional and amateur eaters (24 male and 24 female) devouring dumplings at ridiculous speed. The current record for the most dumplings eaten is set by Molly Schuyler who has been taking the competitive eating world by storm. She will return this year in an attempt to break her astonishing record of 115 pieces in 2 minutes. One man and one woman will receive a grand prize of $2,000. Second and third place winners of each division will win $1000 and $500, respectively.
Chef One will also sell fresh dumplings in a variety of flavors from its festival tent as well as retail frozen bags to take home. No Chef One event would be complete without the beloved mascot, Dumpling Mama, who will be greeting the crowd, cheering on the contestants and spreading dumpling love throughout the event.