SBMC 2016 Cooked and Uncorked

NJ Firefighters Compete for Bragging Rites at Cooked and Uncorked

On February 29, 2016, firefighters from around New Jersey competed in The Ultimate Fire Department Cook-off, part of the Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival. The event, sponsored by Allied Beverage Group, ShopRite, and Autoland, benefited the New Jersey State Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association and The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Congratulations to the winning fire departments and thank you to all participants.

Gourmet Category: 1. Roselle Local 55; 2. South Orange Local 40; 3. New Brunswick Local 17 & 217
Firehouse Category: 1. Paterson Local 2; 2. Rahway Local 33; 3. Hillside Local 35 & Long Branch Local 68
People's Choice Category : 1. Bayonne Local 11 & 211; 2. Maplewood Local 25; 3. Union Local 46

Additional departments: Belleville, Carteret, Cranford, Harrison, Elizabeth, Linden, Millburn, Nutley, Plainfield, and Trenton Fire Departments.

The Fire Department Cook-off is part of a culinary extravaganza where participants were able to experience the tastes and flavors of more than 40 of New Jersey’s finest restaurants, caterers and dessert shops all in one location. This event, held at The Pines Manor in Edison, NJ, drew more than 900 people from across New Jersey. The Cooked and Uncorked event has provided The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center with over $107,000 in the past 5 years.