Fall Cocktails

Rosemary Sangria
Rosemary Sangria

Cranberry & Rosemary Sangria with Blueberry Garnish

For fall entertaining, substitute white wine for red in your favorite sangria recipe and a dash of cranberry juice. Try a sprig of rosemary and a decorative toothpick with blueberries as garnishes. For the fruit, add you favorites or try apples with fresh cranberries.

Paper Chase: Yen Ramen Battle II

Mark O'Leary
Mark O'Leary

Mark O'Leary, formerly of O Ya and cofounder of Guchi's Midnight Ramen has challenged Wheeler del Torro’s ramen prowess. Wheeler and Mark are competing in the kitchen, but working together to raise money for One Fund Boston with the help of Lovin' Spoonfuls Food Rescue. Join us to settle this battle for a great cause.

If Wheeler wins: Mark works at 3 Scoops for one week, scooping ice cream to benefit Lovin' Spoonfuls.

If Mark wins: Wheeler creates an ice cream flavor for 3 Scoops named after Mark with proceeds going to Lovin' Spoonfuls.

Paper Chase: Yen II is at Kitchn Table @ 3 Scoops Sunday, April 28th at 6 pm. Tickets on sale now! The battle is already heating up on Twitter! Follow the drama @chefwheelerdt

Build culinary start ups with Babson College

Babson College Events
Babson College Events

Come out to Babson College Wednesday, April 17th for Small Bytes and Apps:  A One-Day Crash Course to Launch Your Own Culinary Business at 1 pm in the Knight Auditorium.

Register here:

Student or food writer? Email for FREE tickets.

Babson Bootcamp
Babson Bootcamp

Slick Rick Ramen Battle

Wheeler del Torro
Wheeler del Torro

Friday, March 29th, grammy-nominated British rapper Slick Rick will be battling it out in the kitchen with chef Wheeler del Torro for Paperchase: Yen. The menu theme is ramen noodles to celebrate National Noodle Month and Boston's current culinary obsession.

Paperchase: Yen will take place at 5:30 pm, Friday, March 29th at 3 Scoops Cafe in Brighton.

Tickets are $30, available here.

Celebrate New Jersey Students with NJSBA

Join us this Thursday to celebrate Black History Month with New Jersey high school students and the New Jersey State Bar Association.

2013 Black History Month Celebration


The Minorities in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONTEST. The purpose of this competition is to showcase and share the knowledge of our youth and encourage excellence in writing by New Jersey high school students.

This year, New Jersey high school students were asked to write a letter to the United States Supreme Court advising the Justices whether or not race should continue to be a factor considered in the admission process of public colleges using 1,000 words or less.

Entries are closed.

280 essays were received.Click here to read the winning essays.

Students who submit an essay will qualify for the opportunity to compete in a Black History Trivia Contest on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the New Jersey Law Center to compete for the following cash prizes:

First Place       $250.00 Visa Gift Card Second Place   $150.00 Visa Gift Card Third Place      $100.00 Visa Gift Card

Each contestant will also receive a certificate of merit for their participation. All prizes will be presented to the students on February 21, 2013 at the New Jersey Law Center.

Black History Month

2013 Program and Trivia Contest

Thursday, February 21

6 - 9 p.m.

New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick

Featured Presentation Slavery to Freedom at the Kitchen Table: a Historical Look at Soul Food from 1830-1975

by Chef Wheeler del Torro

Chef del Torro will present a lecture and cooking demonstration. The lecture will encompass a historical and anthropological look into the study of soul food as an American cuisine. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample dishes featuring traditional soul food ingredients and learn the history of each dish – its historical roots, cultural significance and a healthy method of preparation.

Featured Visual Artist

Christopher Fabor Muhammad

Creative Force Inc.

Trivia Contest Host

Steven G. Hockaday, Esq., president-elect, Garden State Bar Association, housing attorney, Essex-Newark Legal Services

Business Bootcamp Miami

  Part 1: Tech to Connect- Using Technology to Take Your Brand to New Levels.


In the first part of our business boot camp, we cover how social media and content marketing can amplify your message and help you engage with your fans.  Whether you are just starting out or looking to reach new heights, this seminar will help you strategically develop your brand and cost effectively connect with your target market. You will learn to:


  • Determine what online methods will connect best with your clients
  • Get the most out of what you currently use
  • Produce engaging content that stays true to your personality and brand

Part 2: Old-School Networking to Build your Biz. 

While social media and the like are powerful tools, nothing beats face to face interaction for building the relationships that lead to sustainable success.  We focus part two on the art of networking and provide useful techniques to help you work any room like a pro. Topics covered include:

  • Proper preparation to know your brand and audience
  • Strategies for overcoming your fear and making a great first impression
  • Active listening techniques and ways to add value so the interaction is memorable and beneficial for your new contact
  • Effective methods for following through and keeping in touch


Part 3: Awesome Events to Engage

Create memorable and uniquely targeted events that build enthusiasts and generate lasting connections.  In this section, we show you how to produce engaging events that put you at the center of the party by covering:

  • Unique ideas to make your event memorable and meaningful for attendees
  • Instruction on creating goals and metrics to measure success
  • Methods to ensure your guests are engaged and having fun

Part 4: Celebrity Cook- Off! 

We close the boot camp with an unforgettable Iron Chef style cook-off that pits Chef Wheeler against  Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell to demonstrate the power of food to bring people together and create key relationships for your business.

  • Each will create a dish from a secret ingredient
  • Dishes will be judged by a panel of guest celebrities and food experts
  • Attendees will enjoy great food and a one of a kind experience with Chef Wheeler & Uncle Luke!


Part 1: Tech to Connect- Using Technology to Take Your Brand to New Levels

Part 2: Old-School Networking to Build your Biz

Part 3: Awesome Events to Engage

Part 4: Celebrity Cook- Off!

Full Boot camp Package & Celebrity Cook-Off event (Best value!):

Mange à Trois

Mange à Trois Chef Wheeler del Torro poses the question "Is food art?" in his new series Mange à Trois. In this unconventional event, chef del Torro examines pieces from three artists and shares his interpretations of their works through his chosen medium: food. Accessing art through the palate encourages a fresh perspective and opens it to both new and seasoned audiences.

Series 1: New York


At once buoyant and creative, furious and raw, New York of the 1980s was the artist's canvas. Graffiti artists covered its walls while others incorporated the street's gritty reality into their art. The quest for innovation drew from all traditions, relentlessly questioning, melding and adapting.

jean-michel basquiat
jean-michel basquiat

The works of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente exemplify the spirit of the time. In their collaborative works, Warhol provided the foundation rooted in the collective visual memory while Basquiat added a burst of energy in aggressive forms and overwhelming patterns. Clemente in turn employed bright colors as well as sinister tones, overlapping and merging with the edges of the canvas.

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait with Skull 1978
Andy Warhol Self-Portrait with Skull 1978

Through the senses of taste, smell, and touch, del Torro interprets and creates art. Like Basquiat, del Torro uses the flavors of the street as modes of expression. This innovative lecture and food experience guides participants through solo and collaborative works of art from Warhol, Basquiat and Clemente while treating them to del Torro's culinary interpretations of their artistic aesthetic.

Luther Campbell Chef Battle in Miami

Luther Campbell
Luther Campbell

On March 16th, after a one day business bootcamp, I am looking forward to taking on rapper and record label owner Luther Campbell. Uncle Luke and I will have one hour to create a dish featuring a secret ingredient. Our dishes will be judged by a panel of celebrity and food experts.

The battle will take place at the Shore Club in Miami at 7 pm on Saturday, March 16th.

Shore Club
Shore Club

Tickets are available now through Eventbrite at A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Morehouse College and Women of Tomorrow.

Unauthorized Underground Django Cookbook March 16th

Django unchained cookbook flyer Wheeler del Torro
Django unchained cookbook flyer Wheeler del Torro

Coming Soon!

Inspired by the film Django Unchained, I am finishing up a ecookbook with 50 new recipes. the unauthorized Underground Django Cookbook will be out on March 16th. The launch of the book will take place in Miami at the Shore Club March 16th with special guest Luther Campbell. Uncle Luke will be joining me for an Iron Chef style battle with celebrity and food expert judges.

If you will be in Miami (or can make it out!) tickets are available here. Check back soon for special deals for members of our mailing list to pre-order the book.

I will be previewing recipes from Django under the recipe tab soon!