Jennifer Barwood Wins the 2012 Northwest Cooks Competition!

SweetSavorygrandprize_0Eugene, Oregon Congratulations to the 2012 Northwest Cooks Competition finalists and winners for a great competition at the Valley River Inn, in Eugene, Oregon last Saturday.

Our Grand Prize winner was Jennifer Barwood from Eugene, Oregon with her Blueberry Sour Cream Cake with Basil Blueberry Sauce.

Our individual category winners were:

Desserts: Jennifer Barwood from Eugene, Oregon with her Blueberry Sour Cream Cake with Basil Blueberry Sauce

Appetizers/Side Dishes: Brandi Folck from Eugene, Oregon with her Chipotle Sweet Potato Au Gratin

Main Dish/Entree: Renata Stanko from Lebanon, Oregon with her Chicken Bowl with Chorizo Chipotle Cream Sauce
All the finalists did an amazing job cooking up their special recipes for the judges. 

2012 Northwest Cooks Competition Finalists were:

Desserts

  • Cindy Kufeldt, from Roseburg, Oregon with her Oregon Pear Cake
  • Frances Benthin from Scio, Oregon with her Wild Mountian Blackberry Blintzes
  • Jennifer Barwood from Eugene, Oregon with her Blueberry Sour Cream Cake with Basil Blueberry Sauce

Appetizer/Side Dish

  • Francis Benthin from Scio, Oregon with her Baked Noodle Kudel
  • Brandi Folck from Eugene, Oregon with her Chipotle Sweet Potato Au Gratin
  • Ashley Claiborne from Roseburg, Oregon with her Alfredo Shrimp Dippers

Entrée/Main Dish

  • Ashley Nation from Corvallis. Oregon with her Crispy Polenta Cakes with Beans/Greens with Sour Cream Sauce
  • Margee Berry from White Salmon, Washington with her Stuffed Coastal Clam Shells
  • Renata Stanko from Lebanon, Oregon with her Chicken Bowl with Chorizo Chipotle Cream Sauce

Special thanks to our judges: Michael Thieme, Executive Chef, Valley River Inn; Greg Cabeza, Executive Chef, Market of Choice; Marina Stuckey, Controller, Umpqua Dairy Products; Val Steel, Local Radio Personality, KDUK Radio; Kim Davaz, Local Food Writer, Eugene Register Guard.

Thank you to the sponsors: Market of Choice, Valley River Inn, Bi-Coastal Media (KDUK FM & KOOL FM) and Umpqua Dairy Products. 
 
Look for all of these recipes and more in the Sweet, Savory and Fresh Cookbook coming out this fall.