Chef Casey Colaneri
Casey Colaneri from Sushi Metsuyan of Monsey was the winner of the 6th Annual Kosherfest Culinary "Iron Chef" Competition.
Three professional chefs, David Teyf from Lox Cafe NYC, Jose Soto from Basil NY in Brooklyn, and Casey Colaneri from Sushi Metsuyan of Monsey competed for the $1000 prize and bragging rights to the 2013 Culinary Competition, organized by The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts.
The chefs had 30 minutes to create a delicious dish from 15 mystery ingredients. The judges were Philippe Kaemmerle (Chef Instructor from The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts), Jack Silberstein (co-owner of Jack's Gourmet Sausages), and lucky me, Roberta Scher (Co-founder and Managing Editor of KosherEye.com).
The ingredients included ribeye steak, Jack's Gourmet Chorizo, beef patties, wild mushrooms, pasta and a variety of vegetables and spices. Everyone had a great time! (Especially the judges).
We were so impressed by Casey's talent, and his friendly, outgoing personality, that we asked him to send us some recipes, give us some cooking tips, share a bit about his background.