The Iron Event 2019

Sunday, October 6th 2019

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What is The Iron Event?

The centerpiece of the event this year will feature 21 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 $5,000 in prizes furnished by our sponsors.


Sunday, October 6th 2019
5PM-8PM for VIP


AcQua Buffalo

2192 Niagara St
Buffalo, New York 14207


$50 presale/$60 at the door

includes 25 food tickets

$85 VIP Ticket

Get in early to avoid lines & enjoy complementary drink samples from our sponsored beverage partners

Children 10 & Under are Free

Get Your Tickets

The Lineup

  • Michael Dimmer and Christian Willmott from Marble & Rye
  • Brian Mietus from Bacchus
  • Christopher Daigler from Falley Allen
  • Beth and Joe Kennedy from Spar’s European Sausage & Meats
  • Bruce Wieszala from The Terrace
  • Zina Lapi from Casa Azul
  • Edward Foster and Joe Fenush from Waxlight
  • Alex Diaczenko from Black Iron Bystro
  • Jeffrey Cooke from This Little Pig
  • Ellen and Steve Gedra from The Black Sheep
  • Daniel Lawrence from the Niagara Falls Country Club
  • Michael Obarka from Lombardo Ristorante
  • Rj & Lindsey Marvin from Barrel and Brine
  • Jake Strawser from Billy Club
  • Krista VanWagner from Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
  • Michael Hogan from Osteria 166
  • Jennifer Boye from Churn
  • Martin Danilowicz from Roost
  • Tim Stevens from Lucky Day
  • Kristopher Haisch from Black & Blue
  • Ross Warhol from Oliver’s

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 6th, 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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Sponsored By:

the sausage maker
West Herr
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Certo Brothers
Community Beer Works
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leonard oakes
Chudy Paper Company
Lockhouse Distillery