The Iron Event 2017

Sunday, October 15th 2017


And The Winners Are:

  1. Park Country Club
  2. Grange Community Kitchen
  3. This Little Pig
  4. Barrel & Brine
  5. Yoshi Sushi Bar

What is The Iron Event?

The centerpiece of the event this year will feature 23 of the area’s very best restaurants/chefs participating in a “top chef – best amuse bouche” competition. Every chef will be required to provide every guest with an amuse bouche and they will vote on the winner via ballot. The beauty of the event is that every attendee not only gets to try every chef’s bite of food but they also vote on their favorite via ballot and pick the winner. The top 4 or 5 chefs get trophies and over $2,500 in prizes furnished by our sponsors.


Sunday, October 15th 2017
5PM-8PM for VIP


Buffalo Riverworks
359 Ganson Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 342-2292


$50 presale/$60 at the door

$85 VIP Ticket

Get in early to avoid lines & enjoy the complementary signature cocktail from Lockhouse & Certo Brothers

Children 10 & Under are Free

Get Your Tickets

The Lineup

  • Christopher Daigler from Falley Allen
  • Richard Hamilton from Deep South Taco
  • Joshua and Satomi Smith from SATO Ramen
  • Jill Forster and Will Petersen from Lait Cru Brasserie
  • Bruce Wieszala from Thin Man Brewery
  • Daniel Lawrence from the Park Country Club
  • Jeffrey Cooke from This Little Pig
  • Joanna Congi, Ritchie Brothers and Michael Hogan from Osteria 166
  • Victor Parra González from Las Puertas
  • Michael Obarka from Lombardo Ristorante
  • Matt DiCamillo from DiCamillo’s Bakery
  • Chaz Bulera from the Riverstone Grill
  • Rj & Lindsey Marvin from the Barrel and Brine
  • Andrew Murtha from Carte Blanche
  • Jennifer Boye from Elm Street Bakery
  • Beth and Joe Kennedy from Spar’s European Sausage & Meats
  • Frank Mercado from M&T’s Executive Dining Room
  • Michael Dimmer from Marble + Rye
  • Kristopher Haisch and Ryan Weber from Black & Blue
  • Ross Warhol from Oliver’s
  • Brad Rowell from The Grange Community Kitchen
  • Krista VanWagner and Scotty Harris from Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
  • Adam Goetz from Craving

Musical Guests



Dan TracyMy name is Daniel Tracy and in May of 2010, I was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease).  ALS is a serious neurological disease that causes muscle weakness, disability and quickly affects your ability to control the muscles needed to move, speak, eat and breathe causing death as doctors don’t yet know why it occurs or how to successfully treat it.  It is estimated that people with ALS will require $250,000-$350,000 a year beyond the second year of diagnosis to prolong their survival time. It is for this reason that after several successful fundraisers, with the help of dozens of volunteers, I am in the process of planning another bigger and better one for Sunday, October 15th, all from a small desk inside my room at a nursing home, despite not being able to talk or move much.

For promotional photos, press passes and interviews contact Daniel Tracy

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