Vegetarians are welcome but may go hungry
 Armory Show artists and members of the press at the beefsteak dinner given by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, 1913 Mar. 8 / Percy Rainford, photographer. Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

The ultimate event for meat-lovers!

Gather with the best Delaware businesses & political leaders for a night of amazing food, singing, music, and culinary competition.


Delaware’s newest premier dining event and culinary competition.

Tuesday Night

October 25, 2016

6:30PM – 10:30PM

Includes 9 dishes of food by 3 of the top Steakhouses in the area

Beer & soft drinks

(wine and other alcoholic beverages available at cash bar)

Executive Banquet and Conference Center

205 Executive Dr, Newark, DE 19702

The Delaware Small Business Chamber focuses on local business from 0-100 employees and the larger companies that support those local small businesses.  On October 25, 2016, the DSBC will bring together all of those business leaders along with local political people who also own their own or support the local small business community for a very unique evening.  Proceeds of the event will go towards the DSBC Small Business Grant Fund where we provide one-time grants to small business owners from $100-$1000 for growth needs..
To register for the event or to become a sponsor

click here

Guests will eat each menu item and vote without knowing which restaurant made what item until the very end.

The menu will be:
Lollipop lamb chops, baby veal chop with peppercorn demi, Lamb loin chops with Black currant and Balsamic gastrique

Slow Roasted Strip Loin with Java rub finished in Juniper port wine reduction,  filet – beefsteak style, filet mignon with truffle butter

asparagus wrapped in mozzarella & prosciutto, root vegetable mashed potatoes,  black ravioli

Available tickets and sponsorship levels

Beefsteak Dinner Member $125.00
Beefsteak Dinner Member Couple $225.00
Beefsteak Dinner Non-Member $175.00
Beefsteak Dinner ”table” for 8 $800.00: 1 section of long tables for 8 people includes name on table and in program
Beefsteak Dinner Chuck Roast Sponsor $750.00 2 tickets to the event, Small logo on all event emails & correspondences, name listed as sponsor,
Beefsteak Dinner Porterhouse Sponsor $1200.00  2 tickets to the event, logo on all event emails and correspondences, name & Logo listed as sponsor and on banner at event
Beefsteak Dinner Ribeye Sponsor $1800.00  2 tickets to the event, logo on all emails for the year, name & Logo listed as sponsor and on banner at event. 3 month banner ad on DSBC Website
Beefsteak Dinner Filet Sponsor includes 4 tickets $2500.00 Edit Pricing 4 tickets to event, Main sponsor of event, Logo on all emails for the year, banner at event, sponsor name on main trophy

Culinary competitors:

Each of the steakhouses will make 3 dishes: 1 Chop of any kind; 1 Beef dish; 1 Side
Each diner will vote for their favorite dish and each winner will receive a trophy.  The highest overall winner of all 3 dishes will win Grand Champion Steakhouse and a bigger Trophy.


WAY back in the day… History of Beefsteak Diners:

Beefsteak banquets originated among the working class of New York City in the mid-1800s as celebratory meals or testimonials. The meal would generally be set up by an organization wishing to laud or raise money for politicians, newly promoted friends, or celebrities and they were initially all-male gatherings in rustic taverns or dingy cellars where, sitting on crates or stools, they would sing, tell stories, eat steaks, and drink ale with abandon. Etiquette was set aside. No knives or forks were allowed. The participants ate tender morsels of beef steak, wiping the grease on large napkins or aprons. Alongside the main course were often slices of bread saturated in gravy.

(Don’t worry! The Delaware Small Business Chamber is up with the times.                       It’s 2016. Our DSBC Beefsteak will offer flatware and napkins and even chairs.        Aprons will be provided however as well.)

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