Thursday, January 31, 2008

Top Chef

Last night, we went to the awards ceremony for the American Culinary Federation food show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. (click here to see more info). For the second year in a row, Ed participated in this competition. He cooked yesterday morning (7:15 am!!) and was extremely happy with the meal he prepared. Check out these pics from the
Balsamic Glazed Skirt Steak with roll cut carrots, gratin potato and Madeira wine sauce.

The chefs are provided with an assistant from the local culinary school. They have two hours to create 6 plates of the same dish. It's a "mystery basket" competition, which means he didn't know which protein he'd have until the morning of the competition. The potential proteins were skirt steak, whole chicken, grouper, or pork loin.

I'm so proud of my hubby who took home a SILVER MEDAL!!!! When the judges tasted his food and gave him his critique, they said his flavors were "spot on". Way to go Ed!! Mom, Dad, Katie, Anthony, Edwin and I all went down there last night with Ed to celebrate his accomplishment. Katie brought her mac-daddy camera....but unfortunately the night went REALLY late, so I don't have anymore pictures for you this morning. But as soon as she sends them, I'll post for all to see. I know he's already planning on competing next year and I can't wait to see what he creates.


Healthy Grandma said...

So Proud of our own CHEF BOSO!


JayBee said...

Go Ed! Next stop: Iron Chef America!

BTW...How many people was he competing against???

Hopefully more than two. LOL. ;)

trooper said...

wish we were there to share in the excitement but are hearts were.wew are very proud of you and love you soooooooo much.looks so delicious and very lovely . we miss and love you all mom and dad