Participating Chefs - Lubavitch of Bucks County
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2017 Participating Chefs  (listed alphabetically)
Representing the finest from:
South Beach - Brooklyn - Philadelphia - Bucks County 

All food for Bubby's Cook-Off is kosher and prepared by chefs and their crews at the Cook-Off venue under strict rabbinical supervision.
Restaurants are indicated below exclusively to identify the participating chefs.
 

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Chef Ed Batejan 
Executive Chef, Pineville Tavern 
Bucks County, PA


Ed brings his 25 years in the restaurant food business to The Pineville Tavern. He has revamped the Pineville Menu, expertly blending the old favorites with new contemporary items. Over the course of his culinary career he has had the pleasure of cooking for former President Bush, Former United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman. Ed has also been featured in the book, “Sacred Spaces: Princeton Parties, Gatherings and Celebrations.

Ed’s diverse experience in the food industry has featured positions as Executive Chef at Sycamore Grill in Newtown as well as a 7 year tenure at Peachtree and Ward Catering in Philadelphia.

 

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PITMASTER GLENN GROSS 
Fat Jack's BBQ
PA, NJ & NY

Pitmaster Glenn gross, founder of FAT JACK’S BBQ, is considered one of the TOP Pitmasters in the world, as evidenced by his recent appearance on the nationally recognized HIT TV series BBQ PITMASTERS on Destination America Network, competing against the best of the best in the BBQ world. As a Pitmaster, Glenn has traveled the country on the “BBQ Circuit” and has won over 200 awards and Grand Championships for his mouth-watering “Q”. He has also judged COUNTLESS cooking and BBQ competitions. 

In addition to his day to day operational responsibilities at Fat Jack’s BBQ, Glenn appears regularly on "Good Day Philadelphia” for Fox29/Philadelphia, doing food segments for the show. Glenn most recently appeared doing live BBQ segments on PHL17’s Eye Opener Morning Show. Glenn has co-hosted The Glen MacNow Show on 610WIP Radio. Glenn has become widely recognized in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area as “the BBQ Expert.” not to mention the fact that he is an accomplished restaurateur, gourmet chef a TRUE Pitmaster. 

 

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Izzy's Brooklyn Smokehouse
Brooklyn, NY

Winning an award at the Kansas City Barbecue Festival wasn't enough. In April, he was crowned as the highly coveted NYC Brisket King 2017. The new king, Izzy Eidelman of Izzy's Brooklyn Smokehouse is in fact a deserving champion who has been making outstanding BBQ for several years. 

What started out as a hobby just became a brick-and-mortar restaurant as the creator of  Izzy’s BBQ Addiction recently opened a smokehouse in Brooklyn, NY. A Brooklyn native, Izzy Eidelman learned how to smoke kosher meats using a wood-fired grill in the backyard of his parents' Brooklyn home — where he began selling his unique barbecue via delivery and catering last year.
 
His Facebook page, which allowed people to place orders for brisket, smoked chicken and ribs, got so many hits that his business soon outgrew his parents' space. “I was just a backyard griller,” Eidelman said of the old operation, where he could only smoke up to 30 pounds of meat at a time and would often sell out in a day.

Izzy and his team serve up some wonderful pastrami brisket and regular brisket, both of which have a lot of flavor and an intense rub of pepper, salt, and likely other spices. If you've never made it out to Izzy's, you should. It's worth the trek to see how Izzy has been inventive with BBQ even while being limited by  keeping kosher

 

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Hassid+Hipster  
South Beach, Florida

Hassid+Hipster is a unique and innovative culinary concept combining modern techniques with dynamic flavors and infusing it into the Kosher Culinary world.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, the heart of all things Hassid+Hipster, and expanding to Miami, Los Angeles and Jerusalem, H+H is pushing the bounds of taste and breaking the mold of the normal Kosher dining experience with pop-ups and other culinary events across the globe.

Leading the kosher industry in culinary innovation Chef Yos is always pushing the boundaries of the kosher culinary world by creating unusually creative dishes.

Chef Yos' creative culinary genius and expertise has earned him invitations around the world to be personal caterer for celebrities and corporate leaders.

In addition to bringing his own creations to this event, Chef YOS is coordinating the menus and dishes with all participating chefs to create a bar-b-que and whiskey experience never experienced before in the Delaware Valley.