OUT OF THE FIRE AND INTO THE FRYING PAN!
Coastal Firefighters Converge on Newport for the 5 Alarm Firehouse Cook-Off This Saturday, 6pm at Newport Intermediate School
Our local firefighters, who mean so much to our communities, put their lives on the line for us everyday. Now they leap out of the fire and into the frying pan as they battle for culinary supremacy in one of the most unique events held in the United States.
It’s coastal fire station versus coastal fire station in the second annual 5 Alarm Firehouse Cook-Off. Firefighters go after the gold medal in the Olympics of cook-offs this Saturday from 6:00pm – 8:30p.m. at Newport Intermediate School, 825 NE 7th Street in Newport.
Fire stations competing include Toledo Fire Department, Seal Rock Rural Fire Prevention District, Rockaway Beach Fire & Rescue, Siuslaw Valley Firefighters Association, Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District and Newport Volunteer Fire Department.
This is not a chili cook-off but a three course battle in the tradition of the Iron Chef and other popular television culinary competitions. Each station will field a team that will compete for culinary glory in three categories: Oregon Pink Shrimp Cocktail, Main Dish & Dessert. A bronze, silver and gold medal will be award in each division with the 5 Alarm Grand Champion the fire station with the highest point total in all three divisions combined. Prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded to the winning teams.
Admission includes unlimited sampling of the team culinary entries with the proceeds from the Cook-Off benefiting the Newport Food Pantry and Operation Snackpacks emergency food programs. Special entertainment will be the fabulous the Sweet Adelines women’s Barbershop Chorus of Lincoln County.
Tickets at the door are $15 for Adults, $10 for Students 12-17, Children $5 with kids five and under free and includes free Pepsi product drinks and Starbucks Coffee.
Oregon Pink Shrimp provided Corey & Maria Rock of the fishing vessel Kylie Lynn.