Maple Leaf Farms Crowns Top Chefs in 2013 Recipe Contest

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Entries in the 2013 Discover Duck Recipe Contest prove great tastes come in small packages. The annual contest challenged professional chefs and culinary students to produce an original appetizer or small plate recipe showcasing Maple Leaf Farms duck. Nearly 250 entries from across the country were submitted, competing for more than $15,000 in cash prizes.

Duck Doughnuts with an Apple Honey Sauce captured the Chef Category Grand Prize, earning Chef Geoff Kelty of Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse in Columbus, OH $5000.

The top Student Category prize of $2500 was awarded to Raquel Kramer, culinary student at Johnson Community College, Kansas City, MO for Asian Duck Empanada with Cherry Ginger Sauce.

A very special THANK YOU to every chef and student chef who enteredthe 2013 recipe contest!We were pleased with the quality and the quantity of theduck recipes we received!We invite you to become part of the Maple Leaf Farms community on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. We’ll give you a preview of the 2014 contest, share product news and evenhighlight your menu if you happen to featurea special duck dish!

Posted by Elise Felicetta

10/01/2013