NBC New York | Amateur Chefs to Do Battle With Chocolate

October 29, 2009

Two weeks after top-shape runners from around the world compete in the New York City Marathon, competitive New Yorkers from another set will gather at The Bell House in Brooklyn for an amateur culinary competition of delicious proportions.

Organized by Theo Peck and Nick Suarez, and with help from Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of Food52, the Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment's Chocolate Cook-off will see chefs battling it out with chocolate creations that aim to woo the crowd and win over the celebrity judging panel. Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton and Ben Van Leeuwen of ice cream fame will be joined by Nick Fauchald and Richard Muszynskia as judges who will lend their foodie expertise to pick a winner.

Advance tickets for the choclately affair are currently going for $20. The ticket price includes a beer and enough sweet nothings to last all day, with a portion going to help Ovarian cancer research.

For more information, visit http://thefoodexperiments.com/.

- Brian Ries

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