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    2017 Culinary Challenge Winner

    1st Place, Gold Medal: 
    Northeast Region: Robert Bankert


    Title: Chef de Cuisine

    School: University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Name of Recipe: "Pork Loin wrapped with Porcini Farce & Confit Fat Cap, Polenta, braised wild mushrooms & kale, skillet roasted fennel, apricot glaze"

    2017 Culinary Challenge Competitors

    2nd Place, Silver Medal
    Midwest Region: Carl David Wolf


    Title: Culinary Instructor

    School: The Ohio State University

    Name of Recipe: "Spice Rubbed Stuffed Pork Loin Pan Roast accented with chorizo Sausage"

    3rd Place, Silver Medal: 
    Southern Region: Travis Robert Johnson


    Title: District Executive Chef

    School: Tulane University

    Name of Recipe: "Pan Roasted Frenched Chop with Abita infused Creole Demi, Louisiana Sweet Potato Hash, Batonette Carrots, Brûléed red wine & herbed goat cheese with Skillet Candied Pecans & Fennel" 

    4th Place, Silver Medal:
    Continental Region: Conor Maki


    Title: Cook

    School: University of Minnesota - Duluth

    Name of Recipe: "The Swine & the Brine" 

    5th Place, Silver Medal
    Pacific Region: Mauro Daniel Rossi


    Title: Program Chair

    School: The Art Institute of California - Hollywood

    Name of Recipe: "Braised Pork Chop with Soft Polenta, Verzini Sausage and Dandelion Greens (Rustin Nega cun Polenta, Usel Scap e Dent de Can)"

    6th Place, Bronze Medal:
    Mid-Atlantic Region: Michael Blackwell


    Title: Executive Chef

    School: Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Name of Recipe: "Pan Roasted Pork Loin with Pancetta and Potato Hash with Brussels"