Monday, August 2, 2010

Drexel culinary student wins Fresh Hass Avocado recipe contest

Students in Drexel University's Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts and Food Science programs competed for cash awards at the June 3 Fresh Hass Avocado Student Recipe Competition in Philadelphia. Jessica Leung, a junior in the Culinary Arts program, took first place and $750 with her avocado plantain trio.

Student winner Jessica Leung with her winning dish

Food Science major Zack Goldstein won second place and $500 for bacon wrapped avocado served on fried corn tortilla. Chris Paul's Haitian revolution maki and Rob Fournier's Pacific summer rolls tied for third place, with each student taking home $125.

(l to r) Drexel student winners Chris Paul, Jessica Leung, Zack Goldstein and Rob Fournier

Renowned cookbook author and Emmy Award-winning TV host of "Christina Cooks!" Christina Pirello joined Drexel faculty and staff to judge the 12 semifinalist recipes. For more information about Drexel, visit