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July 30, 2014

OUR 2ND ANNUAL COOK OFF

We were happy to hold our 2nd Annual Cook Off Challenge. It was a fast and furious 90 minutes filled with awesome teamwork, creativity, pure talent and fun! Despite the competitive nature, the challenge released a warm feeling...seeing how each chef collaborate and work towards the same goal - creating a healthy, delicious meal.

This year we have 3 teams, each team creating 2 lunch dishes - one vegeterian and one with chicken. The teams had 90 minutes to put together their best dishes, after which our four judges rate the food based on presentation, originality,nutritional value and taste. The dishes are so savory you'll wonder how the judges can pick a winner!

This year, the culinary creations are unique and innovative:

  • Hand-made Quinoa Croquette with Greek Salad
  • Creamy Chicken with Sweet Corn, Brown Rice and Grilled Vegetables
  • Grilled Portuguese Chicken basted with Sweet Piri-Piri Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Corn Salad
  • Quinoa Lentil Casserole with Grilled Eggplants and Zucchini
  • Cajun Chicken with Braised Greens on Polenta Rounds
  • Baked Eggplant stacks with Tomato Chutney and Curry Chickpea and Cucumber Salad

Winning team dishes will be featured in our upcoming Fall/Winter menu. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos and learn how you can whip mashed potato like a pro!

 

 Participated Chefs

 

 Getting ready to taste test

 

 Rainbow of fruits and veggies

 

 Quinoa Croquette in the works

 

 Quinoa Croquette nicely presented

 

  Baked Eggplant Stacks with Tomato Chuteny & Curry Chickpea/Cucumber Salad

 

  Creamy Chicken with Sweet Corn

 

 Chefs busy preparing their creations

 

 Cajun Chicken with braised Greens & Polenta Rounds

 

 Grilled Portuguese Chicken with Sweet Piri-Piri Sause

 

 Quinoa Carresole with Grilled Eggplant & Zuchchini - check out the craftly cucumber centre piece!

 

 We all need to learn how to dice like this!