11th Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Contest

Corpus Christi Church is once again looking for Buffalo’s best pierogi. This historic east side church is hosting its 11th Buffalo’s Best Pierogi contest on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm. It is open to all amateur cooks and businesses.

The contest is one of the centerpieces of Corpus Christi’s Corpus Christi’s 39th annual Dożynki (pronounced Do-ZHIN-kee) Polish Harvest Festival on Friday,  Saturday and Sunday, September 14, 15 and 16. Christopher Byrd, the contest organizer, says, “The event captures Buffalo’s love for food 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 over Western New York. Buffalonians have incredible passion for their homemade pierogi.”

Goals of the Contest: To treasure and encourage the tradition of making pierogi and to share the love for pierogi with others and to pass on the tradition.

Judges for contest:  Drew Brown (Rise Collaborative & Visit Buffalo Niagara), Samantha Maziarz Christmann (The Buffalo News),  Fr. Michał Czyżewski (Corpus Christi Church), Rita Greis, Kate Heidinger, Christy Kern (WIVB), Valerie Kij Longfellow, Joe Macieląg, Kristy Mangel (Qween City Magazine), Chris Puchalski, Tadj Szymczak (The Buffalo Touch and Harmony Polish Folk Ensemble) and Tom Zawadzki.

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