At the end of January, Maxim magazine came to ICE for a special sandwich showdown between top New York City chefs from six hot restaurants. The high-charged and creative chef contestants included Marc Forgione of Restaurant Marc Forgione, Michael Psilakis of FishTag, Michael White of Marea, Ratha Chau and Ben Daitz of Num Pang, Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone of Torrisi Italian Specialties and Sara Jenkins of Porchetta and Porsena.

Each chef came to ICE and prepared their own newly-created ultimate sandwich for a panel of judges including ICE Chef Instructor James Briscione, Maxim editor Maria Fontoura, as well as a surprise celebrity judge from the New York Jets! You’ll have to read the “Battle for the Ultimate Sandwich” article in the April issue of Maxim to find out more! Or go to after the jump to see an awesome video of the chefs working on their sandwiches and the judges tasting them before declaring a winner.

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