Tuesday, October 14, 2008

First Farm to Plate Class Ends by Cooking Local

Members of Class 1 of Farm to Plate, r/l:
Renata Dos Santos, James Handy, Dereck Israel, Ami Whiteside, John Hicks, Thomas Jordan, Charles Valenza, Cole Poolaw and Chef Instructor Michael Carmel. Absent from the picture: Seth Purvin.
For their final exam, the class divided into groups of three and devised menus of appetizer, entree and dessert. All primary ingredients had to be locally grown, raised, or caught.

Judges awarded first place to the team of Handy, Dos Santos and Whiteside.

Special notice was given to the appetizer below from the team of Hicks, Poolaw and Valenza, which featured Wild American Shrimp.

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