Brian Hinshaw Wins National Culinary Challenge



Brian Hinshaw Took Top Honor at Kitchen Hero Cook Off Challenge, Highlights Childhood Hunger Campaign

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ (CMR) Vice President and Executive Corporate Chef Brian Hinshaw, of Columbus, recently won the second annual Texas Pete Kitchen Hero Cook Off Challenge and $10,000 to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. Hinshaw took top honors against three other U.S. culinary experts, which was presented at the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference (MUFSO) in Dallas, Texas.

The competition was designed much like the Food Network’s “Chopped” where each contestant was given a mystery basket. Hinshaw’s basket had shrimp and the CHA! Srirachia Texas Pete sauce. Hinshaw made Surf & Turf with Sriracha Tomatillo Sauce, a cream stuffed filet mignon topped with shrimp. He used Texas Pete products in six different ways on his winning plate.

The cooking competition was a fundraising effort to help the No Kid Hungry campaign, which is an educational program that advocates an end to childhood hunger across the nation. The $10,000 donation made in Hinshaw’s name will help provide children access to school breakfast and summer meals and educate low-income families on budgeting their wages to provide healthier meals.

Hinshaw competing in the MUFSO Kitchen Hero Cook Off wasn’t just about the recognition of a master chef’s skill, but about giving back to those in need.

As a recognized and respected chef, Hinshaw’s culinary experience spans nearly three decades. Hinshaw has worked in renowned kitchens of food destination cities across the country. His roots are in the Columbus, Ohio, community as he earned his culinary arts degree from Columbus State. He began his culinary career at CMR in 1999 as executive sous chef and worked his way to executive chef at three different Columbus concepts and then promoted to regional chef in 2006 and then to his current position in 2009. As a winner of the MUFSO Kitchen Hero Cook Off, Hinshaw will be a judge during the 2015 competition at the conference.

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About Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Founded by Cameron Mitchell in 1993 in Columbus, Ohio, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC now operates 22 restaurants under eleven different concepts including Cameron’s American Bistro, Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink, M, Marcella’s, Martini Modern Italian, Mitchell’s Ocean Club (Ocean Prime), Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro, The Pearl, The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek and Cameron Mitchell Premier Events in Columbus. The Guild House will open in January 2015 in the Short North Arts District. Cameron Mitchell Premier Events also oversees two venues in Columbus, The Darby House and The Ivory Room at Miranova. The Ocean Prime concept has 11 locations in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, and most recently Beverly Hills. A twelfth location in Manhattan, New York, will open in spring 2015. The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, a sister company of CMR, currently operates 17 locations in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Florida. Cameron Mitchell and the various concepts have received numerous culinary, leadership, entrepreneur, community service and readers’ choice awards. For more information on Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, please visit

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