Recap: Brooklyn Cassoulet Cook Off 2020

The Best Dishes, Photos, and Highlights from Cassoulet Cook Off

Thank you to everyone who brought warmth and festivity to Brooklyn Cassoulet Cook Off, turning a rainy January day into a rich celebration of the ultimate winter comfort food!

Photos by Miguel Rivas, @thebeertrekker
Find more photos from Cassoulet Cook Off on Food Karma’s Facebook Page.
Celebrating the 12th Annual Cassoulet Cook Off
With 10 chef-driven cassoulet styles, 7 all-star judges, and an extensive tasting of spirits, hard cider, and craft beer we hope the 12th Annual Cassoulet Cook Off was a day you won’t forget!

And the Awards Go To….

Best Cassoulet: Bretton Scott
Duck Confit and Goose and Lamb Sausage Cassoulet with Tarbais Beans from Rancho Gordo

People’s Choice Award: K.C. Boyle
Jura-inspired Cassoulet with Wild Morel Mushrooms, Vin Juane Vinegar, Foie Gras, Rabbit, Duck Confit, and Pork Sausages

Judges Awards:

In Second Place: K.C. Boyle
Jura-inspired Cassoulet with Wild Morel Mushrooms, Vin Juane Vinegar, Foie Gras, Rabbit, Duck Confit, and Pork Sausages

In Third Place: Betty Kalin, Ome Caterers 
Cassoulet with an Assortment of Wild Meats from Broken Arrow Ranch

In Fourth Place: FDNY Ladder 101: John Fuchs and Vinny Ferrante 

In Fifth Place: Matthew Worgul, Gentle Giant Barbecue 
“Zero Ducks Given!” Cassoulet 

And the Underdog Award Goes to: Jesse Jones, “Pow!: My Life in 40 Feasts”
New Orleans Red Bean Cassoulet

Thank You To All the Chefs, Brewers, Distillers, Celebrity Judges and Others who made Cassoulet Cook Off Special!

Rafa de la Rosa and the Tierra de Callada Team 
Chef Khouri “The Beer Chef” with Harlem Brewing Team
Jared Male, Randall’s Barbecue 
East Village Meat Market
Szechuan Sour Ale Beet Salad, Just Add Beer
Cheese and Rocket Fuel Hotsauce
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream
French Cheese Board


Craft Beer from Harlem Brewing and Singha
Featured Spirits Tasting by Writer Brad Japhe
Additional Spirits from Our New York/Vodka, Sauvage Beverages, Long Drink, and Fingerlakes Distilling
Hard Cider from Romilly Cider and Indian Ladder Farms Cidery

Live Music:

Dusty Wright Band

Celebrity Judges:

Kat Craddock, Director of Test Kitchen at Saveur
Serena Dai, Editor at Eater NY
Ali Banks, Culinary Director of Chop’t Salads 
Kat Johnson, Communications Director at Heritage Radio Network
Kathy Blake, The Experimental Gourmand
Diane Stemple, Host of Cutting the Curd On Heritage Radio Network
Eric Howard, MasterChef Season 7 Finalist 

Awards were sponsored by Anolon and Kikuichi Cutlery.
Kikuichi Cutlery would like to thank you for making Cassoulet Cook Off a huge success. As a token of appreciation, Kikuichi Cutlery would like to extend a 20% discount on all full priced items at  Use discount code CASSOULET2020 at checkout.
Kikuichi Cutlery is the world’s oldest knife company and has been producing handmade Japanese blades for over 750 years. Using samurai sword making techniques, our Japanese kitchen knives are revered by chefs worldwide.
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CulEpi: Jimmy Carbone recognized the opportunity cassoulet presents to infuse this traditional French recipe with American culinary culture and created Cassoulet Cook Off.”
Brooklyn Paper: Five Things to Do In Brooklyn This Week featuring Cassoulet Cook Off….”If it’s cold outside and your stomach is empty, you need a cassoulet!”
Next Up: More Comfort Food at Bowl of ‘Zole
Food Karma is premiering a new and original food and spirits festival curated by Arik Torren, owner of Fidencio Mezcal, and chef, restaurant owner, and cookbook author, Danny Mena. You can sample 10 types of pozole – a Mexican stew and comfort food similar to raman – and 20+ bottles of Mezcal!