|Winner - Kosherfest "Iron Chef" Culinary Competition|
Chef Casey Colaneri
Casey Colaneri from Sushi Metsuyan of Monsey was the winner of the 6th Annual Kosherfest Culinary "Iron Chef" Competition.
Three professional chefs, David Teyf from Lox Cafe NYC, Jose Soto from Basil NY in Brooklyn, and Casey Colaneri from Sushi Metsuyan of Monsey competed for the $1000 prize and bragging rights to the 2013 Culinary Competition, organized by The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts.
The chefs had 30 minutes to create a delicious dish from 15 mystery ingredients. The judges were Philippe Kaemmerle (Chef Instructor from The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts), Jack Silberstein (co-owner of Jack's Gourmet Sausages), and lucky me, Roberta Scher (Co-founder and Managing Editor of KosherEye.com).
The ingredients included ribeye steak, Jack's Gourmet Chorizo, beef patties, wild mushrooms, pasta and a variety of vegetables and spices. Everyone had a great time! (Especially the judges).
We were so impressed by Casey's talent, and his friendly, outgoing personality, that we asked him to send us some recipes, give us some cooking tips, share a bit about his background.
Tell us about your family background and your mom's Italian cooking:
When did you realize that you were headed to a culinary career and why?
How did you end up at a kosher restaurant?
What are your favorite dishes to cook at home?
We notice that you are a personal chef as well as a restaurant chef. What do your clients request most often?
Would you share some cooking tips and tricks with our KosherEye readers?
What 3 kitchen tools are your must haves?
What's in the career dream pipeline for Casey Colaneri?
Sneak a peek at the Kosherfest 6th annual culinary competition. Enjoy this video presented by the Kosher Restaurants Magazine:
Watch the video below for the competition highlights and click here to see Casey, describing his winning dish.