Cooking Competition with popchips, Kitchensurfing and Workbar

A little over a week ago I attended a cooking competition. No worries, I wasn’t cooking. That should always be left to the real professionals.

Workbar is a shared office space where members can utilize all the benefits a typical corporate office has to offer, from private offices to meeting rooms and function spaces. Additionally, workshops, networking events, and lunch seminars are available. It’s the perfect place for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and remote corporate employees to “cowork”.

Well whaddya know, Workbar has a bar. Hello happy hours WITHOUT LEAVING THE OFFICE.

Polar Club Soda with Lime and Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka came together to provide us with a drink for the night: the Cran Cod. Refreshing and right up my alley.

popchips provided us with snacks, and was the highlight of the competition. Three teams of Kitchensurfing chefs were challenged with creating a recipe that incorporated a popchips flavor, and we, the people, were able to eat and vote on our favorite.

Kitchensurfing is a network of chefs that you can hire for private dinner parties. They bring everything they need from cookware to salt and pepper, you just provide the kitchen and hungry guests. They’ll even do the dishes. 

The first group I met was Mark O’Leary and Justin Hackett from Aprons Off Catering. They created “A Vietnamese Bahn Mi Sandwich & Popchips Had A Baby”, made with BBQ popchips cured pork, salt and vinegar popchips mayo and Katy Perry’s supernatural popchips pate on an original popchips Vietnamese style baguette. Yes, even the baguette had popchips baked right in it.

Next up,  Jitti Chaithiraphant from Food is Love made a warm, dairy based “Corn & Cheddar Popchips Soup”.

And finally, Jen Rogers from Perfect Bite served up her take on chicken and waffles. “Popchips Chicken & Waffle” was accompanied with a maple-cider slaw and a Bloody Mary shooter.

Now for my vote. The bahn mi was really fun and creative. The soup was creamy, flavorful and filling. However, I went for seconds on the chicken and waffle dish, so there you have it. All winners in my book, the chefs were a delight to chat with and I enjoyed each inspiring dish!

Thanks to popchips I came home with a snack a day to last me quite some time, along with a can of Polar seltzer to wash it down with. I even got copies of the chefs popchips recipes, and bitters that I have yet to use for a delicious cocktail.

NOW FOR THE MORE FUNNER PART. yes. more funner. We’re having our very own popchips competition, organized by Blog and Tweet Boston. You’ll see my recipe in my next post, where I’ll link you to vote for me so I can win a Kitchensurfing giftcard and invite you over for dinner (NOT COOKED BY ME)! Practically a win-win situation here, people.

Workbar has locations in Boston and the metro area, with a range of memberships and pricing to fit your needs.

Kitchensurfing has chefs in and near many major cities across the US, as well as Berlin, Germany.

popchips can pretty much be purchased anywhere you buy food. So do that.

This event was provided by Blog and Tweet Boston, Workbar, Kitchensurfing, and popchips. All opinions expressed here are my own.


About gibblemethis

I recently (and finally) discovered cooking, baking, and DIY-ing. Yes, I discovered them all and you're welcome. I live in Boston and work at an A&E firm as a mechanical designer for healthcare.
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2 Responses to Cooking Competition with popchips, Kitchensurfing and Workbar

  1. Pingback: chocolate dipped pecan and popchips cookies | gibble me this

  2. Jill says:

    Wish I could have come! Looks like it was a blast.

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