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
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
School: University of Minnesota - Duluth
Name of Recipe: "The Swine & the Brine"
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"