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Chefs Collaborative Sustainability Awards: Board member and Boston-area chef Michael Leviton presents the National Sustainer award to Rick Bayless.
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Accolades 2013

Holly Berman Markovitz - January/February 2014

Food contest winners from this past year.

Barilla Foodservice Return to Your Roots
Non-Commercial Category Winner (Winner received hotel accommodations and admission to The Culinary Institute of America’s World of Flavors Conference): Mark Bratton (Christiansburg, VA) for Virginia ham and peanut pasta toss
Commercial Category Winner (Winner received hotel accommodations and admission to The Culinary Institute of America’s World of Flavors Conference): Frances Bons (Kaneohe, HI) for linguine ramen
For info: 866-349-4386; BarillaFoodServiceRecipes.com/RecipeContest

Chefs Collaborative Sustainability Awards
National Sustainer: Rick Bayless (chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, TV host, and founding board member of Chefs Collaborative, Chicago)
Southeast Sustainer: Anne Quatrano (owner, Bacchanalia, Floataway Café, Atlanta)
Foodshed Champion: Will Harris (president, White Oak Pastures, Bluffton, GA)
Pathfinder Award: Glenn Roberts (founder/partner, Anson Mills, Columbia, SC)
For info: 617-236-5200; ChefsCollaborative.org

Del Monte Fresh Produce Find Your Inner Chef Contest
Grand Prize Winner (Winner received an expense-paid trip to The Culinary Institute of America in California): Kara Adanalian (Fresno, CA) for red pepper/avocado stuffed chicken breast with a pastry gremolata and white wine reduction
For info: Fruits.com

Olson Communications Chefs of Tomorrow Award
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Portland, OR
For info: OlsonCom.com.

Southern Peanut Growers Recipe Contest
Winner, Grand Prize ($2,500): Fortunato Nicotra (exec chef, Felidia Restaurant, NYC) for peanut/tomato pesto
Winner, Appetizer ($1,000): Katy Keck (Savoir Faire Foods, NYC) for warm Thai peanuts
Winner, Salad/Side ($1,000): Jim Cuzzolina (The Hot Spot, Placentia, CA) for spicy peanut sauce with spaghetti squash
Winner, Dessert ($1,000): Fortunato Nicotra (exec chef, Felidia Restaurant, NYC) for peanut crostata
For info: 770-751-6615; PeanutButterLovers.com

Texas Pete Chipotle Challenge
Winner ($5,000): Drew Patterson (chef, The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH) for white bean/chipotle chili
For info: (336) 231-6420; TexasPeteFoodService.com