The Philadelphia Sandwich Experiment

Last year it was Cheese. This year it’s Sandwiches. You just can’t go wrong. I had an opportunity to go to the event last year and it was so much fun! The creations that people come up with are amazing, and you get to taste them all and vote! As an added bonus you even get some Brooklyn Brewery Beer!

Sixteen cities. Four hundred amateur chefs. Only ONE national champion. On the heels of a successful 5-city tour in 2011, The Food Experiments, the nation’s leading cook-off organization, is back with a 16-city National Tour sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. The sixth stop on the tour is The Philadelphia Sandwich Experiment on May 6th, 2012 at the Underground Arts Theater from noon – 3pm.

Since its inception, almost every single Food Experiments competition has been met with a sold out crowd, including last year’s event in Philadelphia. This year’s judges consist of a high profile line-up including Emilio Mignucci of Di Bruno bros. Winners will be competing for Cookware, Bakeware, Knives, Cash and culinary glory. Sponsors include Brooklyn Brewery, Le Creuset, Anolon, Microplane and Wusthof knives.

The Experiment will have around 25 local amateur chefs who have prepared a unique creation incorporating the food theme, sandwiches. Dishes will range from the savory to the sweet, from the Club Sandwich to Grilled Cheese to the Ice Cream Sandwich and every possible experiment in between! Remember, there is always room for a little experimentation and one last bite. As long as there’s some kind of layers to it, it can represent. You may never look at Sandwiches the same.

Samples will be served to the 350 food enthusiasts in attendance as well as celebrity judges, and everyone will have an opportunity to choose which “cheftestant” will gain bragging rights. That is, until the National Championship on December 16. The winner from each city’s Experiment will be flown in to Brooklyn courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery to compete with the best of the best to become The Food Experiments’ 2012 reigning champion. Victory has never tasted so good!

WHAT: The Philadelphia Sandwich Experiment
WHEN: Sunday, May 6th, 2012
TIME: Noon – 3pm
WHERE: Underground Arts at Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19108
JUDGES: Emilio Mignucci of Di Bruno bros
COMPETE: Click here to sign up or compete!
TICKETS: $12 – includes tasting samples and a Brooklyn Brewery beer. A portion of the proceeds will go towards charities that promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens.

Click here to purchase tickets!



Nick Suarez and Theo Peck, New York City’s “cook-off royalty”, created The Food Experiments in 2009. The Experiments are a series of cooking competitions that challenge amateur chefs to create around 300 samples of a dish featuring an “experimental” ingredient or theme. Eight sold-out Experiments have taken place in Brooklyn involving beer, cheese, chocolate, tacos, brunch, Brooklyn roots, holiday and booze themes. Brooklyn Brewery sponsored their first national tour in 2011 featuring Experiments in Austin, New Orleans, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

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