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Localvore Iron Chef Cook-Off II
February 3rd, 2012 - Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Thanks to all of the participants, judges, emcees, mentors, teachers and guests who made our second year a huge success! We're so excited for next year!
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How exactly do you eat locally in the middle of a prairie winter? For the second year running, the Localvore Iron Chef Cook-Off challenged high school students across the province to seek out local ingredients and create a dish that features what is available year-round in Manitoba.
Congrats to all the teams! Check out the recipes by clicking on the recipe title.
Tier 1: Culinary Arts
FIRST PLACE: "Vicious and Delicious" from Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre with “Bison Tenderloin Persillade with Vanilla-Scented Parsnip, Asparagus Foam, Manitoba Vegetable Medley and Sautéed Crown Royal Apples”
SECOND PLACE: "The 'Eh' Team" from Sturgeon Heights Collegiate with "Stuffed Chicken Breast finished with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Sesame Veg Medley" - mentored by Luc Jean, RRC Culinary Instructor
THIRD PLACE: "The Men in White" from Maples Collegiate with "“Pork Satay with Prairie Pansit and Yellow Tomato Mushroom Ragout”
FOURTH PLACE: "RA Squared" from Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive with "Interlake Surf ‘n Turf"
Tier 2: Home Economics
FIRST PLACE: "Sisler Squashers" from Sisler High School with “Manitoba Winter Root and Squash Penne”
SECOND PLACE: "Red Hot Chili Peppers" from W.C Miller Collegiate with "Turkey Taco Bowl"
THIRD PLACE: "The Lions" from Glenlawn Collegiate with "Bison Burger on a Bannock Bun"
FOURTH PLACE: "Buckeye Pastanaters" from Miles Macdonell Collegiate with "Beef Ravioli with Balsamic Asparagus" - mentored by Taisa Antoine, RRC top graduate
Tier 3: Aspiring Chefs
FIRST PLACE: "Happy Homeschoolers" from The Learning Centre with "Carrot Lentil Soup with Stuffed Peppers and Biscuits" - mentored by Claire Snowball, RRC top graduate
SECOND PLACE: "Team Trio" from Killarney Collegiate with "Prairie Pizza" - mentored by Brian Hendricks, Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, Culinary Instructor
THIRD PLACE: "Baldy’s Bistro" from William Morton Collegiate with "West-Man Chicken Meal"
Unable to make it: "Team RAY" from Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY)
Thank-You to this year's Judges:Ben Kramer (Executive Chef, Diversity Foods, Elements) Jim Rondeau (Minister of Healthy Living Youth and Seniors) Talia Syrie (Chef, The Tallest Poppy) Marilyn Firth (Farmer, Almost Urban CSA)
Thank-You to this year's Emcees:Tier 1: DJ Mama Cutsworth Tier 2: Ben Benton (Savour Winnipeg) Tier 3: Chrissy Troy (Hot 103)
A huge Thank-You to this year’s sponsors:
Appetizer Sponsors (In-Kind and Prizes)
Thank you Berard Gardens for the rainbow carrots!
Soup Sponsors ($250-$499)
Salad Sponsors ($500-$999)
Entrée Sponsors ($1000+)