Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Iron Chef Michael Symon Wins Sandwich Recipe Competition

Iron Chef Michael Symon took the Mezzetta “Celebrity Make That Sandwich Competition” as seriously as any battle on the floor of the renowned kitchen stadium. With Emmy-Award Winning Jamie Oliver tweeting on his heels to win for the Food Revolution, Symon turned up the tweet-heat in the last weekend and pulled out a victory for his favorite charity, Autism Speaks.

“This contest was never about my sandwich—the Mezzetta peppers kill in the addictive sauce. I had some serious competition. Jamie, Cosentino, Daisy, Steph, APL, Jody—man any of those chefs could have won. I just had to keep up the tweets. I am really psyched to win this money for Autism Speaks.”

In addition to claiming bragging rights for the next year, Michael secured $10,000 for his charity of choice, Autism Speaks, to be donated by Mezzetta Specialty Foods. “Chefs have always been fans of our high quality peppers and it’s a total honor to work with them on this competition and support their favorite charities,” said Jeff Mezzetta, President of Mezzetta.

Renowned in the culinary world and adored in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, Michael Symon is the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of the critically acclaimed Cleveland restaurants Lola and Lolita, Bar Symon and the B Spot, as well as chef/partner of Roast in Detroit. Symon’s first restaurant, Lola, was named one of America’s Best Restaurants in Gourmet Magazine and Symon has been named a “National Rising Star” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, and “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine. He was also the winner of the first “The Next Iron Chef” on Food Network. He currently has a new show on Cooking Channel, “Cook Like an Iron Chef” and was recently a judge on Food Network’s “The Next Food Network Star.”

ABOUT MEZZETTA: With a history that began in 1935 in San Francisco's historic North Beach, Mezzetta is a specialty food producer best known for being America's favorite brand of domestic and imported peppers and olives. Now based in the culinary capital of Napa Valley, California, the company has been family-owned and operated for seventy-five years, and is directed by Jeff Mezzetta, President and CEO. The Mezzetta family of products includes three distinct brands, representing a wide variety of regional culinary specialties made from wholesome, quality ingredients and authentic recipes. Rooted in a rich Italian-American heritage, Mezzetta Specialty Foods is committed to delivering flavor, convenience and value to today's health-conscious consumers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, if only you had some photo's and recipes to drool over :)