May 20th – Pittsburgh PA

  • Are You Experimented?

    Compete in the Nation’s Leading Cookoff for Amateurs! WHY?

    • We give YOU a $50 Gift Certificate to Giant Eagle Market District to help pay for ingredients.
    • Grand Prize is a Trip to Brooklyn courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.
    • Win cash and awesome cookware from our sponsors Le Creuset, Anolon, Wusthof, and Microplane.
    • Anyone can enter! Anyone can win!
    • Most Important: Culinary Glory!!!
    • Questions? Read our FAQ’s.

    Attend the Nation’s Leading Amateur Cookoff: The Food Experiments! WHY?

    • Sample around 20 of the best Dumpling dishes Pittsburgh has to offer. From pierogies, raviolis, gnocchi, pork dumplings and even some dessert dumplings to finish!
    • Every ticket entitles you to one free Brooklyn Brewery beer.
    • Do you like craft beer? Because there will be great selection of Craft Beer from Brooklyn Brewery.
    • Be a part of your local foodie community, meet people who like food as much as you do.
    • On a Sunday, what’s better than being surrounded by great food and great beer!
    • Support charities that promote culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens.
    • Tickets are only $10.



    Theo Peck and Nick Suarez are excited to present the first ever Pittsburgh Dumpling Experiment, an amateur cook-off involving Pittsburgh’s finest, most committed, passionate, and intense home chefs. Dishes will range from the savory to the sweet. You’ll see it all: From pierogies, raviolis and pork dumplings to even a chocolate dessert dumpling… Remember there is always room for a little experimentation and one last bite. As long as the dish is is dumpling form, it can represent. You may never look at dumplings the same way.

    Anyone can compete! Anyone can attend! And anyone can win! Sharpen your knives, America! This is a call to all amateur chefs looking to be named the next cook-off king or queen of Pittsburgh.

    The winners will not only receive culinary glory, cash, and other great prizes from our sponsors, but the grand prize winner will be flown to Brooklyn, NY to compete for the National cook-off title, the Super-Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup of cook-offs to be held at Brooklyn Brewery. You, along with our professional judging panel choose the winners! Do you have what it takes to win? All competing chef-testants will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local supermarket to help with the costs. A portion of the proceeds will go towards charities that promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens.