The finals for Slice, Dice and Spice New York were held on October 25th at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua. The winner is Juniper’s Kate Elliott and her team of amateur participants.
The top three chefs, Michael Bommelje of Warfield’s Restaurant in Clifton Springs, Nick Rada of Doc’s Seafood and Steakhouse in Canandaigua, and Kate Elliott were required to create a meal using “Market Basket” ingredients from the regions local farms and wineries. This was a snap for Elliott because that’s what she does on a daily basis in her newly opened Elmwood Avenue restaurant.
Kate’s winning meal was made up of three courses:
The judges awarded points to each chef based on menu creativity that properly highlighted the local flavors and wine pairing from local wineries and breweries, along with how well the chef delegated tasks to their amateur participants.
The featured ingredients were Hartmann’s sausages, Bejo Seeds pointy headed cabbage, Pederson cabbage, pumpkin, Sweet Expressions chocolate and Baldwin Richardson’s butterscotch caramel topping.
Image: Kate Elliott (center), her team, and their winning dishes.