What is The Iron Event?

The centerpiece of the event this year will feature 16 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. Proceeds will benefit a culinary agriculture center for a school and Daniel Tracy’s medical fund.

The Iron Event in Buffalo
The Iron Event in Buffalo

When is it?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

5:45-10PM for VIP Ticket

Where is it?

Hotel @ The Lafayette

391 Washington St.
Buffalo, NY Phone:
(716) 853-1505

Chef's / Participants:

  • Edward Dolski and Daniel Spawton from Acqua
  • Richard Hamilton from Deep South Taco
  • Joshua and Satomi Smith from SATO Ramen
  • Jill Forster from Nickel City Cheese and Mercantile
  • Bruce Wieszala from Thin Man Brewery
  • Edward Forster from Buffalo Proper
  • Jeffrey Cooke from Osteria 166
  • Andrew Giordano from Lockport Country Club
  • Michael Obarka from Lombardo Ristorante
  • Matt DiCamillo from DiCamillo’s Bakery
  • Chaz Bulera from the Riverstone Grill
  • Rj Marvin from the Barrel and Brine
  • Andrew Murtha and Daniel Draut from Carte Blanche
  • Luci Levere and Jennifer Boye from Elm Street Bakery
  • Steve & Ellen Gedra from the Black Sheep
  • Frank Mercado from M&T’s Executive Dining Room
  • Michael Dimmer and Christian Willmott from Marble + Rye
  • James Roberts from Toutant
  • Adam Goetz from Craving
  • David Murphy from Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen

Musical Guests:

  • Tim Britt Band
  • Ten Cent Howl
  • Blood Money
  • Owski

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About Daniel Tracy

The Iron Event in BuffaloMy 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 on January 30th, 2011, January 29th, 2012, September 9th, 2013, September 8th, 2014and September 14th,2015, with the help of dozens of volunteers, I staged very successful fundraising events. Due to the success of these fundraisers I am in the process of planning another bigger and better one for Monday, September 12th, all from a small desk inside my room at a nursing home, despite not being able to talk or move much.

Presenting Sponsor:

For promotional photos, press passes and interviews contact Daniel Tracy by email at dan.tracyjr@gmail.com