Chef Elizabeth Falkner to Host SFA Front Burner Competition

Chef Elizabeth Falkner, author, artist, TV food consultant, and the president of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, will be hosting the Specialty Food Association’s Front Burner Foodservice Pitch Competition at the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show. She is appearing in conjunction with her year-round work with City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization and the partner charity for the Specialty Food Foundation’s post-show food rescue. Falkner is a member of City Harvest’s Food Council, a group of top chefs and culinary experts who are dedicated to spreading awareness of the organization’s mission.

“We are honored to have Chef Falkner host one of the most highly anticipated events at our Fancy Food Show,” said Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association. “Her vast expertise aligns perfectly with the Front Burner Foodservice Pitch Competition, where our members go toe-to-toe in presenting the best foodservice-focused product. The competition is an opportunity for our members to see how foodservice buying decisions are made. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!” 

The Front Burner Competition will be held on Monday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at the Jacob Javits Center. The event is open only to registered Summer Fancy Food Show attendees. Past winners include Hummustir, a deconstructed hummus-making kit; black pepper bacon jam from TBJ Gourmet; Brooklyn Delhi’s Tomato Achaar condiment; Mike’s Hot Honey, and a michelada shrub from Pacific Pickle Works.


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