Mouths watered and cooking skills were put to the test this weekend as the city’s Finest and Bravest battled it out over the grill.
Members of the FDNY and NYPD participated in the Battle of the Badges: FDNY vs. NYPD Cook-Off this Sunday at Resorts World Casino, located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
The contest, which was hosted by former FDNY firefighter and host of PBS’s “Firehouse Kitchen” Ray Cooney, featured dishes cooked by 10 members of each team.
After going head to head and putting all their hard work on their individual dishes, one firefighter came out the top dog in the competition.
Khalid Baylor of Ladder 14 in East Harlem won the Battle of the Badges Cook-Off alongside his son after grilling up Tennessee apple smoked ribs, served with apple coleslaw and roasted sweet potato.
Celebrity judges for the event included Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Robert Clarke, CEO of Irie Jam Radio; Chef Bruno Egea, executive chef for Resorts World Casino; Cedric Dew, executive director of the Jamaica YMCA; entertainer George Lamond; and Deputy Inspector Matthew Galvin French, a Culinary Institute graduate who has appeared on shows with Bobby Flay and Rachael Ray.
The contest was part of Resorts World Casino’s Community Fun Day filled with family-friendly activities.