Los Angeles Ice Cream Takedown

The Takedowns

The Takedown blasted into existence in the winter of 2003 – in a little hovel somewhere in Brooklyn NYC. Everyone loves us, so the Takedown has quickly grown into an adult-sized event. The press is insane, and in it’s wake, other cooking events across the country were more recently spawned, but the Takedown will always be the first and awesomest! Self-taught cooks bring in their brilliant creations and compete for money, prizes, and self respect.

But that’s not all! Takedowns are nutzos, and not necessarily chili: Bacon, Fondue, Salsa, Lamb, Curry and even Cookie Takedowns!!!! Oo! And we have several really bad ideas coming up- also not chili related.

The Takedown has received serious accolades in the press –

In the spirit of two wholly American pursuits — overeating and winning — comes the Takedown, a cooking competition where anything goes. – New York Times

There’s simply no other food gathering in which a community of cuisine lovers can unite to celebrate the wondrous and wild recipe discoveries by amateur chefs. -Village Voice

Matt Timms, the czar of amateur cook-offs, take-downs, and bake-offs in NYC, (inspired) a movement of down-home cooking competitions. – Phoenix New Times

Probably the most diverse, the most positive, and the most unpretentious thing I’ve ever witnessed in NYC. – Little Baby’s Ice Cream

Actor/filmmaker Matt Timms produces the events and MCs the night. God he’s beautiful.



THE TAKEDOWN is BACK!!! This time it's all about ICE CREAM!!!  

Come taste what Los Angelenos are scooping up for your enjoyment. Vote for your yummy favorites!

If you have a fantastic ice cream you want to unleash on Los Angeles email Matt@TheTakedowns.com to compete!

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