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The Golden Foodie Awards 2012 is pleased to announce a call for entries for young aspiring chefs now through June 15, 2012. The winner will be considered the Golden Foodie Awards' Next Golden Chef 2012 and receive a Golden Foodie Award statuette (gold plated) from the Golden Foodie Awards and earn a $25,000 Scholarship provided by The Art Institute of California - Orange County (must be used at The Art Institute of California - Orange County).
To enter, fill out and sign this Next Golden Chef Competition Entry & Release Form HERE, include a a statement on why you want to be the Next Golden Chef 2012 (500 words or less) and your favorite recipe in a standard format (4 servings) HERE by June 8. Here are some tips on how to write a recipe: Tips on writing a recipe from Cornell University
Semi-finalists will go onto Round Two of the competition and participate in the culinary cook-off on June 23, 2012. They will have 2 hours to cook their favorite recipe submitted in Round One from "mise en place". Contestants to bring ingredients that are prepared up to the point of cooking. The top three finalists will move onto Round Three and have 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare a dish using ingredients from a "Mystery Basket" provided by the Golden Foodie Awards. For the full Official Rules & Regulations, please see below or click HERE.
Round One Entry Deadline: June 15, 2012
Round Two Culinary Cook-off: June 23, 2012
Round Three Mystery Basket Challenge: June 23, 2012
JUDGES: NEXT GOLDEN CHEF AWARD COMPETITION
Susan Irby the Bikini Chef, host of Bikini Lifestyles "Wine Dine and Workout" on national public television, independent cable networks and the award-nominated Bikini Lifestyles on AM 790 KABC radio, Chef Susan Irby The Bikini Chef™ is known for her "figure flattering flavors" and talent for interviewing celebrities, leading chefs and fitness champions. As food and fitness correspondent, you've seen Chef Susan The Bikini Chef™ on FOX11 Good Day LA, ABC7, CBS2, KCAL9, Self, NBCLA.com, New York Post, NY Times and more. 8-time author, Chef Susan The Bikini Chef™ helps people obtain their healthy bikini goals by focusing on lifestyle change rather than a short term diet. Her newest book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook arrives in store July 3, 2012 (Penguin Publishing). www.thebikinichef.com Facebook.com/thebikinichefsusanirby Twitter.com/thebikinichef
Fit Chef Katy Clark won over viewers of Food Network Star, season 7 with her vivacious personality and healthy outlook on food and nutrition for mind, body and soul. Chef Katy was previous chef and owner of a delicious and flavorful gourmet American cafe, The Silver Spoon in Kunming, China. A self-proclaimed “Jane of all trades”, she speaks both Chinese and Spanish (in addition to English), balances being a Food & Lifestyle Coach, owner of LOOK! I Can Cook children’s cooking company, and a fitness competitor. A mompreneur, you may also find Katy teaching FIT CHEF KATY cooking and fitness classes or educating women and young ladies at her healthy food and fitness lifestyle workshops called Beautiful You.
Chef Pascal Olhats, owner of Pascal Restaurant, Épicerie Pascal & Café Jardin in Newport Beach since 1988. Pascal is also owner of Brasserie Pascal, Pascal at Hutton Centre, and Pascal's Tea Garden Creperie. According to Great Taste Magazine, “Chef Pascal is, of course, famous for his warm smile and for putting French provençale cuisine on Orange County’s culinary map with his iconic Pascal Restaurant. Perhaps his natural ease comes from an early passion for food and the seemingly stress-free Gallic esprit de corps… These days, he says that he’s more confident than ever about cooking classic French cuisine. “Now I can find the best authentic ingredients, cuts of meat, produce and condiments,” he says. He takes some of the credit for this phenomenon. Pascal’s run as No. 1 French restaurant in the area first created demand for such delicacies as duck confit, duck fat and duck tenderloin.”
Wing Lam, Co-Founder/Partner As the eldest of the three founding brothers, Wing co-founded Wahoo’s Fish Taco in 1988 and has more than 37 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Wing actively supports many national and local community-based events and serves as a board member of various non-profit organizations including Share Our Strength, Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation and Surfrider Foundation. Wing makes repeat appearances as the guest speaker/panel at events such as the IEG Conferences and has been featured by some of the nation’s top campuses like Yale, UCLA, and the USC MBA Program. He has also received much recognition from prestigious corporations and publications such as Ernst & Young’s 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year nomination, Orange County Business Journal and OC Metro Magazine. Wing holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a minor in Spanish from San Diego State University. He is also a part-time Adjunct Professor for Concordia and Chapman Universities' MBA programs. www.wahoos.com
Mareya Ibrahim is “The Fit Foody” – a chef, writer, educator and award-winning food industry entrepreneur. Her mission is to help show how easy and satisfying it is to ‘make every bite count” with food that feeds your body, not just your face. She started her career in the organic food world 18 years ago and worked her way to becoming the cooking school and demo manager for Alfalfa’s Market, an 11-store chain, and Wild Oats Markets, a 52-store chain, before being acquired by Whole Foods. She was also the editor of their monthly magazine, Healthy Choices, where she got to hone her culinary skills in recipe development, food styling and writing. Marrying her love for food and business, she launched www.cookineurope.com, organizing cooking school trainings throughout in Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and Morocco. Her backpage column, “The Fit Foody”, appear in Edible Orange County Magazine and every Friday, she can be seen on San Diego Channel 6 news for Fit Foody Friday segments and Everyday Health, the leading resource for health and fitness, for Recipe Rehab on youtube.com/everydayhealth. www.ediblecommunities.com/orangecounty
Chef Director Daniel Mattos, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Orange County As a first-generation American, Chef Mattos grew up with the culinary influences of his parents’ home in mainland Portugal. He received an associate’s degree in the culinary arts and a business degree in food service entrepreneurship from the top-ranked culinary program at Johnson & Wales University. He started his culinary career in the pastry department at the four-star, four-diamond Park Hotel Kenmare in Ireland, followed by a stint as a sous chef at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, and later at a hotel in the San Francisco financial district. Chef Mattos went on take the responsibility of sous chef at the four-star, four-diamond Stanhope Hotel in Manhattan. He was later asked to help open The Bisque, a fine dining restaurant in New Jersey. Within six months he had worked his way up to executive chef and helped The Bisque climb one and a half stars to become a four-star restaurant. Chef Mattos currently holds the position of Director of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California - Orange County. artinstitutes.edu/orange-county
Rich Manning – Food Writer
Rich Manning’s journey toward becoming a food writer was forged at the impressionable age of 10, when his first transcendent taste of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger at Carl’s Jr. proved to be immensely superior to the Quarter Pounders he had long been consuming. Since 2004, Rich has used the lessons learned from that fateful lunchtime outing of his youth to write about the art and business of food and drink (as well as other various lifestyle pursuits) for a host of different publications, including Dining Out, Gayot, Tasting Panel, CBSLA.com, and OC Executive, where he also serves as General Manager. An avid foodie, he revels in the diverse nature and multi-cultural influences of Orange County’s dining scene, and will pretty much try anything at least once. And while his profession has enabled him to humbly enjoy some remarkably exquisite epicurean adventures, he always finds great joy in the simple pleasures that a perfectly cooked hamburger and a dark, creamy stout routinely bring. Rich currently lives in Orange County, CA with his wife and two dogs. www.ocexecutive.com
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