10th Annual Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Contest

Do you have Buffalo’s best pierogi?

Corpus Christi Church is once again looking for Buffalo’s best pierogi. This historic east side church is hosting its 10th Annual Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Contest on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 4:00p.m. The contest is open to all amateur cooks and businesses.

The contest is one of the centerpieces of Corpus Christi’s 38th annual Dożynki (pronounced Do-ZHIN-kee) Polish Harvest Festival. Christopher Byrd, the contest organizer, says the event “captures Buffalo’s love for food and while celebrating our city’s rich ethnic heritage with recipes and traditions passed on from one generation to the next. The contest draws people from all of Western New York. Buffalonians have incredible passion for their pierogi.”

The contest takes place in Corpus Christi’s Social and Athletic Center’s parish hall located 165 Sears Street, Buffalo, NY 14212 on the second floor.

If you have any questions, please contact contest organizer Christopher Byrd at 716.218.0232.

Applicants will be judged in one of four following categories:

Homemade Traditional – boiled or fried pierogi filled with cheese, cheese/potato or kapusta (pickled or fresh cabbage) with or without mushrooms, carrots, etc.

Homemade Non-Traditional – open to entrant’s creativity, keeping in mind that a pierog is a stuffed pocket of dough.

Commercial – open to any business using a traditional recipe.

Dessert – pierogi made as a desert open to entrant’s creativity.

A group of celebrity judges will determine the winners for the contest. Winners in each category will walk away with the title of Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Maker.