Friday, June 04, 2010

Hot Dog Contest: The Stiff Competition

Two-and-a-half-foot dog? "No problem," exclaims The FCI student! But don't underestimate this challenge. It takes strength, stamina, mental focus, and a serious commitment to eating to muscle through a 30-inch hot dog and raise money for a great cause at the same time. One representative from every professional level can participate in this fund-raising feast, but who will take home the title of professional hot dog eater?

Let’s get to know our hungry competitors! First up: Adam "Garbage Disposal" Kaufman

Astoria, New York

Level: Two (Classic Culinary)

Ketchup, mustard, both or something a little more exotic?
mustard. deli mustard

What's your favorite hot dog side dish?
love me some baked beans

Aside from the obvious and best choice, the hot dog, what would you most like to eat competitively?
pizza or burgers

Can you divulge your winning strategy for the day of the event?
Pray to my shrine of Takeru Kobayashi for good luck, then eat hot dogs faster than everyone else.

Sarah Kornik is a Classic Culinary Arts student graduating in July 2010. She would love to one day open an epicurean luncheonette in her hometown of Montreal. Like all good Montrealers, she can't eat a hot dog without poutine.

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