6/7/2013 - Firefighters Food Face-off, June 16. Come support the Park Ridge Fire Department!
TEAMS OF “BRAVEST” TO COMPETE IN FAIRWAY FIREFIGHTERS FOOD FACE-OFF
AT FAIRWAY MARKET IN PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY ON SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
Father’s Day Event to Feature a Grilling Contest with Food, Music, Fire Trucks, Giveaways and
A Men’s Health Information Table Provided by the Hackensack University Medical Center
(Paramus, NJ) June 6, 2013 -New Jersey’s bravest will put down their axes, hoses and ladders and grab barbecue tongs, spatulas and basting brushes when they compete in The Third Annual Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off - a grilling “throwdown” that will pit several of Bergen County’s firehouses against one another to prove which one’s barbecue is best on Sunday, June 16 at noon in the parking lot behind Fairway Market’s Paramus store in the Fashion Center Mall on Route 17 in North Paramus, NJ. (RAIN OR SHINE).
In addition to the food and festivities and in honor of all dads on Father’s Day, professionals from the Hackensack University Medical Center will be at the Firefighters Food Face-Off to answer questions and provide valuable health information.
The winning firehouse will not only receive bragging rights as the best grillers in Bergen County but also the opportunity to name the charity of its choice to benefit from Fairway’s “NJFD Shopping Day,” which the Paramus store will host on behalf of the winning team’s favorite charity. All proceeds from the $2 charge for food at the event will also go toward the winning firehouse’s charity of choice.
Participating firehouses are the Park Ridge Fire Department, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Hackensack Fire Department. The firefighters will compete to cook their tastiest ribs, burgers, chicken or vegetable skewers, plus a secret ingredient that will only be unveiled once the contest has begun. The distinguished judges for the Face-Off are: Mel Fabrikant and Tina Apprich of the Paramus Post, Heidi Raker Goldstein of Jersey Bites, and Vincent Olivieri, Fairway Market’s Regional Café Manager.
Fairway has a long-standing commitment to firefighters and continues to support these brave men and women with firehouse shopping discounts and unique community events at each of its 12 locations.
“Firefighters are famous for being terrific cooks and are justifiably proud of the firehouse cuisine they create,” said Bill Sanford, president of Fairway Market. “We really enjoy shining the spotlight on them and their grilling expertise and giving the community a chance to meet and greet these local heroes. Plus, it is all done for a good cause, making the event so meaningful and important.”