The Iron Event 2018

Sunday, October 28th 2018


What is The Iron Event?

The centerpiece of the event this year will feature 20 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 28th 2018
5PM-8PM for VIP


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


$50 presale/$60 at the door

$85 VIP Ticket

Get in 1 hour early to avoid lines

Children 10 & Under are Free

Get Your Tickets

The Lineup

  • Edward Forster from The Dapper Goose
  • Christopher Daigler from Falley Allen
  • Joshua and Satomi Smith from SATO Brewpub
  • Bruce Wieszala from Heritage Cured Meats
  • Daniel Lawrence from the Niagara Falls Country Club
  • Jeffrey Cooke from This Little Pig
  • Joanna Congi, Alex Nickolai and Michael Hogan from Osteria 166
  • Michael Obarka from Lombardo Ristorante
  • Rj & Lindsey Marvin from the Barrel and Brine
  • Jennifer Boye from Churn
  • Beth and Joe Kennedy from Spar’s European Sausage & Meats
  • Michael Dimmer and Christian Willmott from Marble + Rye
  • Kristopher Haisch  from Black & Blue
  • Ross Warhol from Oliver’s
  • Brad Rowell from The Grange Community Kitchen
  • Krista VanWagner  from Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
  • Jake Strawser from Billy Club
  • Ellen and Steve Gedra from The Black Sheep
  • James Roberts from Dobutsu
  • Alex Diaczenko from Lucia’s on the Lake
  • Matthew DiCamillo from DiCamillo’s Bakery
  • Zina Lapi from Casa Azul

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 28th, 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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