November 16, 2009

Feature...Kosherfest Culinary Competition Elevates the Kosher Sandwich

Secaucus NJ…Will the kosher sandwich be this year’s comeback kosher food of the year? Much like cholent and herring have in the past? If the Kosherfest 2009 Kosher Sandwich Competition is any indication, it is destined to make a major comeback. One of the best attended events at the recent Kosherfest was the competition which featured a number of chefs who prepared their creations, to be judged by a panel of industry professionals on presentation, taste, creativity, and uniqueness. The judges were blown away by the remarkable entries. “These chefs know what they’re doing,” an anonymous judge shared, “it was difficult to take just one taste from each competitor’s sandwich.” After much deliberation, the title of Best Kosher Sandwich 2009 was awarded to U-Café of Manhattan for their mouth watering lox and egg salad sandwich garnished with caviar, pickles, and olives. Being a very close competition, runner-up was Klapholz’s Kosher Catering of Philadelphia, PA. Klapholz’s sandwich, The Groise Max, included bison pastrami on sourdough pugliese loaf, layered with homemade liver, coleslaw, and potato salad. The competition was sponsored by Kosherfest, Mehadrin Poultry, Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine, and Great Kosher Weddings Directory.