Westchester Magazine & Empire City Casino Present
Westchester County's 2nd Annual Wingfest!


Not only will you be able to vote for your favorite Wingfest wings from the 30 local restaurants, but our judges will try every single flavor and select their top wing in four categores: Traditional Buffalo, Barbeque, Most Flavorful, and Most Creative!


2018 WINGFEST JUDGES


John Bruno Turiano

Senior Food Editor at Westchester Magazine


John Bruno Turiano is senior editor covering food and dining at Westchester Magazine. He has freelanced for Zagat and his humor essays on America's cooking ignorance have been published in The Journal News. His recipe for baked chicken wings uses Frank's RedHot Sauce, lots of butter, and fresh parsley.



Armand Vanderstigchel

Chef, Author of Wings Across America, Co-Host of Adirondeck Cuisine


Chef Armand's talents have been recognized by many major food companies such as Franks RedHot, French's Mustard, Miss Butterworths, Log Cabin Maple Syrup, and New Amsterdam Cheese. Chef Armand has penned three widely-recognized cookbooks Adirondack Cuisine, Adirondack Cookbook, and Wings Across America.



Kate Schlientz

Creator of IntoxiKate, Radio Host of Fork This


Kate Schlientz is a locavore exploring the best food, wine, and beer in Westchester and Fairfield Counties on her radio show, Fork This with IntoxiKate, and on IntoxiKate.com. In her college days, one of her first major writing assignments included covering the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY.



Joseph Mitaro, Jr.

Wing Connoisseur & Chef


Joe Mitaro is a family man with a passion for good eats. Recently retired, Joe got his first employment at Chicken Delight on Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers in the late 70's. A self-proclaimed wing connoisseur, Joe often enjoys cooking for family and friends with his specialties including Jambalaya, Lasagna, and Garlic Pistachio Wings.



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