Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Taste Down Under culinary competition winners unveiled

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Johnson & Wales University announced the winners of the 2009 Taste Down Under culinary competition held recently at the Johnson & Wales Charlotte, N.C., and North Miami, Fla., campuses. Students submitted original bar food or appetizer recipes using Australian beef or lamb and no more than six total ingredients. The winners received a share of $12,000 total in scholarship money across both campuses. The winners and runners up at both campuses were as follows:


  • winner: Ed Jobin, Australian Lamb Three Ways (photo below)

  • second place: Justin Andrew Gregory, Australian Beef Strip Loin Make Salad
  • third place: Michael Watson, Tamarind Citrus Glazed Australian Lamb Loin Kebobs and Sweet Citrus Salad

  • winner: Anthony Dominguez, Coriander Seared Australian Lamb with Lamb Tartare and Baby Greens (photo below)

  • second place: Peter Morales, Mini Australian Lamb Wellingtons
  • third place: Asasha Roberts, Sweet Corn Polenta Cakes with Cumin Crusted Australian Beef Strip Loin