Iron Mountain Refrigeration
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Iron Mountain Refrigeration Launches Firehouse Cook Challenge

Contest honors local heroes who love to cook for their fire station

By - May 3rd, 2024 09:39 am

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (May 1, 2024) – Iron Mountain Refrigeration, a national distributor of commercial refrigeration equipment based in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., invites Wisconsin firefighters to enter Iron Mountain’s Firehouse Cook Challenge – a culinary-style competition that will spotlight firefighters from around the state who love to cook for their stations.

Beginning May 1, Wisconsin firefighter chefs can enter online at by submitting a short application and uploading a photo of their recipe. The site has rules and contest details. The entry deadline is June 14.

Three finalists will be selected to face off head-to-head in a cook-off competition on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 8, at The Polish Center of Wisconsin in Franklin, Wisconsin. Entrants will be evaluated based on taste, originality, visual appeal and inspiration behind the recipe.

Winners will take home the following:

  • First Place: Equipment valued at $5,000, split between winning firefighter and fire station.
  • Second Place: Equipment valued at $2,500, split between winning firefighter and fire station.
  • Third Place: Equipment valued at $1,000 to the winning firefighter.

Judges for the contest include:

  • Chef Jack Birren, culinary instructor at Waukesha County Technical College
  • Bill Chase of Hometown Meats Deli & Catering based in Kenosha
  • Kayla Cacciotti, owner of Chef Kayla Marie LLC Catering based in Mount Pleasant
  • Noe Fuentes, Milwaukee-based firefighter and culinary enthusiast

Kevin Fielder, President of Olive and Oak Events, will emcee the event as well as produce the finalist event.

Trevor Crivello, Iron Mountain Refrigeration’s founder and local firefighter, is excited for the Firehouse Cook Challenge to honor firefighter culinary enthusiasts who go the extra mile in cooking at their station.

“Firefighters play an integral role in Wisconsin communities, and we strive to provide them with the necessary equipment so that they don’t have to worry about their next meal or the quality of the food at the station,” says Crivello. “They deserve recognition for all they do for their communities and each other.”

To enter the Firehouse Cook Challenge, head to the Iron Mountain Refrigeration website.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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