The Fourth Annual Kielbasa Cook-Off hosted by The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) raised an estimated $5,000 for PACT’s Capital Campaign to develop a Polish-American Community Center in the Toledo area. At the same time, PACT also announced the start of its on-line efforts — Indiegogo.com — to raise money for the project.
Seven teams competed this year. Shawn Zaborski and his team of Polish Village Kielbasa, won the Kielbasa Cook-Off for the third year in a row. They earned the title “Kielbasa King” a trophy, and a check for $300. Second place went to Jeremy Pryba and his team Polska Pryba Kielbasa. Mr. Pryba earned a check for $150 which he donated back to PACT and the capital campaign. The third place finisher was Mike Hofner and his team of Dziadzia and Busia’s Old Fashion Recipe. They earned $100 for their efforts. Over 500 people attended the event held Saturday, October 4 at the St. Clement’s Community Center.
Polish Village Kielbasa and Polska Pryba tied for first in the celebrity cook off. Tom Waniewski, Toledo city councilman, was the judge this year.