On October 8th, we held the Second Annual America’s Hometown Throwdown Chef Competition at the brewery and we are extremely grateful for all the individuals and businesses that came together to make this a successful event to benefit the Mayflower II Restoration Project.
The 8 Competing Chefs were:
Jes Childers from Port Bistro in Kingston
Stephen Coe from The Industry in Dorchester
Dan DeLancey from The Lobster Trap in Bourne
Stephen Day from Alden Park Bar & Grill in Plymouth
Brent Turner from The Tasty in Plymouth
Tyler Joubert from The Blue-Eyed Crab Caribbean Grill & Rum Barin Plymouth
Mike Wisdom from Baldies Craft Pizzeria in Lakeville
John Ricardo of Solstice Restaurant in Kingston
In addition to competing, each chef / restaurant brought food for attendees to enjoy!
In the first round, each of the 8 chefs prepared a dish for 6 judges in a half hour! They were free to choose any ingredients from the chef pantry supplied by Plymouth Farmers’ Market and Sysco plus they had to use Mayflower Beer! They were narrowed down to 4: Brent Turner, Stephen Coe, Dan DeLancey, and John Ricardo!
In the second round, each of these 4 chefs prepared a dish in a half hour with the surprise ingredient of pork jowl plus Mayflower Beer! The 4 were narrowed down to 2: Brent Turner and John Ricardo!
In the final round, Turner and Ricardo each prepared a dish with TWO surprise ingredients: chicken feet and puffball mushroom plus Mayflower Beer of course!!! They knew they were getting one surprise, but we hit them with a second surprise because the puffball mushroom was just so awesome. (We were nice and added an extra five minutes to their cooking time.)
Both chefs final dish scores were extremely close, but in the end, John Ricardo of Solstice took the win for the second year in a row!!!! CONGRATS JOHN! Thank you to all of these incredible chefs and restaurants for participating and preparing amazing food for our attendees to enjoy at the event!
There were so many local businesses involved in making this day memorable and fun for all. We must extend our sincere gratitude to the following sponsors:
Pour Guys – for providing incredible bartending service in the tent!
Copy Clone – for printing all of our promotional collateral and the day-of schedule and maps
Andrew Chute – for keeping the vibe high with his DJ skills
Jake Hill – for MCing the event and keeping the attendees informed
Lobster Trap – for providing the oysters for our VIP oyster tasting
Arc Cardinal – for supplying official Throwdown pint glasses for our first 125 registrants
Rodney Strong Vineyards – for supplying 5 wines for attendees to enjoy
High Limb Cider – for supplying Hard Cider for attendees to enjoy
Dirty Water Distillery – for supplying spirits for 3 delicious cocktails
Plymouth Farmers’ Market – for supplying the chef’s pantry items
WATD – for the radio interview and commercial spots
Igloo Coolers – for supplying the door prize Infusion Cooler
Nolan Insurance – for the generous contribution towards the tent costs
Cape Auto Body – for your generous contribution towards the tent costs
KAM Appliances -for your generous contribution towards the tent costs
Brenner Signs – for printing banners to display our incredible sponsors and signs to display each of our amazing chefs and restaurants while competing
Edible South Shore – for the media sponsorship in the fall edition
Sysco – for your guidance throughout the planning process and contributions to the chef pantry
Chase Canopy – for the generous contribution towards the tent costs
We’d like to thank the following individuals for providing their culinary expertise and judging the competition this year:
Kathy Rudder – Food Historian at Plimoth Plantation
Farmer Dave Purpura – Plato’s Harvest and The Farmers’ Market
Paula Marcoux – Edible South Shore
Lynn Tripp – Johnson & Wales and The Farmer’s Table
Mary Adamczyk – Sysco Boston
Chief Botieri – Chief of Police, Plymouth
Thank you to each and every volunteer who helped make the event so fun, and to all of the attendees who bought tickets and came out to support these chefs! We had an absolute blast and have already been looking forward to next year!!!
Last but certainly not least, thank you to the photographers who have captured the day so that we can look back on all of the fun for years to come! Please click their names and check out their Throwdown Facebook albums!
You can also check out the facebook live streams from Baldies Craft Pizzeria – Thanks Buddy!