New Yorker's rejoice for the return of 2015 Chef One NYC Dumpling Festival, featuring the highly-anticipated Chef One's 12th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest, and celebration of the 1st Annual National Dumpling Day! An appetizing array of dumplings from cultures around the world will be held at
Location: Sara D. Roosevelt Park at E. Houston St (next to Whole Food Bowery Store)
Time: From 12:00pm-5:00pm (Dumpling Eating Contest starts at 1:00pm)
Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Be there to witness a record-breaking Dumpling Eating Contest, a Giant Dumpling Cutting ceremony, a walking Dumpling Mama mascot, delicious food/drinks, live cultural performances (Belly dancing, Korean Drum, Hip Hop), a Dumpling Making class, raffle draws (including a grand prize of two round-trip tickets courtesy of Delta Airlines) and much more! The day of activities is sponsored by Grandma's perogies, CJ bibigo, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, T-Baar, Dumpling Go, Mika and Yaso TangBao.
The current record for the most dumplings eaten is set by competitive eater Molly Schuyler who has been taking the competitive eating world by storm. She will return this year in an attempt to set another tough-to-beat record of over 90 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 $500respectively.
If that isn't enough to make this year's Dumpling Eating Contest a must-see segment of the event, world famous competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi will be serving as one of the judges for the first time ever. But not until performing his own 30-second demo of Dumpling Eating to show audience and the contestants how it is done - Tsunami Style.
100% of all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Food Bank For New York City. Food Bank has served for over 30 years as the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. The day of activities is hosted by Chef One along with various local sponsors who made the event possible.