Will Millender: GJoe sets Queens dumplings record

Results from Will Millender of the Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest held at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Corona Park, Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City

Mens division
1. “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti, 66 dumplings in 2 minutes, $1000
2. Will Millender, 57, $500
3. Ian Hickman, 50, $300

Womens division
1. Floria Lee, 38, $1000
2. Helen Chu, 30, $500
3. Jill Stoler, 28, $300

update Jill Stoler has a blog entry about the contest. Serious Eats has a short post.

update #2Will Millender has a blog entry, ghosty has a gallery and the People’s Daily Online of China has an English article

Comments (22)

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  1. will said

    August 3, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

    Florida won the womans division again with 38.
    Jill stoler came in 3rd with 28.
    Gjoe set the new record with 66 for first place, I finished 2nd with 57, ian hickman placed 3rd with 50.

  2. anonymous said

    August 3, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

    good job will you are a rising star in CE

  3. "Sweet" Jill Stoler said

    August 3, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

    Woohoo! I got $300 (for finishing 3rd)! I’ll have pics and a blog entry later.

  4. Furious Pete said

    August 3, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    I wish there were more eating contests in Canada :(…Or any.

  5. nic "TheIncredibleBulk" fry said

    August 3, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

    why dont you have a maple syrup chugging contest…. dang canuck…. ha

  6. "Sweet" Jill Stoler said

    August 3, 2008 @ 7:27 pm

    I believe “Helen Chu” came in second, with 30 dumplings. I’m not sure if I have the name/spelling right, but I know the second place female ate 30 dumplings.

  7. Anonymous said

    August 3, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

    Joe, you are something!

    Luther

  8. nacrogyn said

    August 3, 2008 @ 8:45 pm

    lol pete, find some CE contests in amsterdam 😛 get it on with the euro eaters

  9. anonymous said

    August 3, 2008 @ 8:54 pm

    Notice how all the IFOCE eaters leave the room . Can you blame them? They have better things to do

  10. SyKoBOZO said

    August 3, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

    nice job Joe,66 in 2 minutes – very impressive, Have A Nice Day 🙂

  11. Kevin Li said

    August 4, 2008 @ 12:11 am

    Congratulations to Joe, Will, Ian, Floria, Helen & Jill… Good job everybody! This contest will not be successful without any of you. Every year, the Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest is growing bigger and bigger. This year we have media coverages from NBC, NY1, Daily News, ESPN Radio, etc. Hopefully, the Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest will be the next big thing after the Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest. See you all next year at the 6th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest in August 2009 =)

  12. Rhonda Evans said

    August 4, 2008 @ 8:04 am

    Like I said earlier Joe, I think you’re clearly the second best independent eater. I also believe that you’re clearly one of the top eight eaters in the world period inside of 5 minutes. Great job!

  13. anonymous said

    August 4, 2008 @ 10:32 am

    66 in 2 min is quite impressive. IFOCE held a dumpling contest june 2003 in nyc with pork and vegetable dumplings . jarvis won with 92, They were the cheap ones sold in the chinese market for $2.50 each for a bag of 32 dumplings. . They tasted like the price. Joe ate around 75-80 in that contest but it was 8 min. I could just imagine how many he might have eaten if the contest was 8 min

  14. North Pole said

    August 4, 2008 @ 10:35 am

    Great job everyone. Hope ya’ll had a fun time.

  15. anonymous said

    August 4, 2008 @ 11:23 am

    It’s amazing…40 dumplings won the contest in it’s first year (men’s division) Now eating 47 was only good for fourth place (as chowhound discovered) ….

  16. Anonymous said

    August 4, 2008 @ 11:27 am

    1st “Gentleman Joe Menchetti, 66 dumplings in 2 minutes, $1,000 & trophy *New World Record
    2nd Will “The Champ” Millender, 57 dumplings $500
    3rd Ian “The Invader” Hickman, 50 dumplings $300

    4th Arnie “Chowhound” Chapman 47

    5th Chris “Infinity” Yee 39

    6th-T Josh “Hungry Much?” Rutta 32

    6th-T Paul “Porkslap” Arcaria 32

    7th Joel “The Cannon” Podelsky 30

    8th Mike “The Real Skinny” Hoffman 28

  17. Rhonda Evans said

    August 4, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    I have to give the Chowhound some credit here. The man does have world class speed and he is a very formidable opponent in short contests with small-sized foods. I mean when you come within 3 dumplings of The Invader you’ve done something.

    Before long Mr. Millender will live up to his moniker. Nice job Will.

  18. Anonymous said

    August 4, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

    Define “world class.”

  19. Will said

    August 4, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

    Thank you all.

    I have a blog on my myspace about the weekend for anyone interested.

    http://www.myspace.com/numberoneshaqfan

    It’s entitled “reversal of fortune”

  20. Kevin Li said

    August 5, 2008 @ 12:38 am

    Just wanna clarify one thing for a posting with the following message:

    “IFOCE held a dumpling contest june 2003 in nyc with pork and vegetable dumplings . jarvis won with 92, They were the cheap ones sold in the chinese market for $2.50 each for a bag of 32 dumplings. They tasted like the price.”

    FYI, Chef One was actually the dumpling manufacturer behind the 2003 dumpling eating contest held by IFOCE in NY Chinatown. The price for Chef One dumpling is definitely not $2.50 for a bag of 32 dumplings. And they tasted better than the price! Please check out: http://video.wnbc.com/player/?id=261516

  21. anonymous said

    August 6, 2008 @ 8:20 am

    Kevin Li , i know the price of chef one dumplings are not $2.50 a bag. They are smaller and better quality dumplings than the one’s served in 2003. I do not know if you participated in that particular event , but those were the exact dumplings they sell 32 in a bag for $2.50 . I know because i participated in that contest and i have bought and eaten those dumplings in the past. Those were not chef one dumplings in 2003 contest and for you to brag about chef one being the manufacturer of those dumplings doesnt say very much about the quality of the dumplings.

  22. anonymous said

    August 9, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

    I just watched Menchetti on BB corner replay from last year . It’s an hour but i was not bored one bit. GJ rocks the house ! Great show

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