|Olivia Garrido - student competitor|
Each spring Utah State University’s University Catering presents a Campus Cook-Off event open to all members of the campus community. This year was the 4th annual cook-off and it featured main dish recipes.
Held Tuesday, March 1, in The Hub, three student contestants showcased their “amazing” main dish recipes and were judged by a panel of judges and fellow students. Each student contestant had 10 to 15 minutes to present their dish.
Jake Von Wagoner went first with his Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cole Slaw.
Second was Olivia Garrido who featured her Korean Rice Bowl.
Finally, Aditya Chauhan presented third with his Andaa (Egg) Curry with Basmati Rice.
Each contestant created 100 samples and three judges’ plates. Fifty samples of the recipe were given to the crowd to be judged for people’s choice. Catering servers randomly selected from the crowd those who wanted to participate in the people’s choice judging. Each participant tasted the samples and then put a token in a box of their favorite contestant and dish, “voting” for the win. The other 50 samples were put out for the crowd to enjoy while the contestants presented their dishes.
|Left to Right: Josh Cottrell (Utah State Dining Services), Sara Riggs (Utah State Dining Services), and Rachael Fresh (USU/SA Student Alumni Association President)|
After tallying the people’s choice tokens and the judges collaboration, the winners of the 4th Annual Campus Cook-off were: People’s Choice: Jake Von Wagoner, who won a plaque and a 10 Block Meal Plan; Judge’s Choice: Aditya Chauhan, who won a plaque and a 25 Block Meal Plan; and Runner Up: Olivia Garrido, who won a 2 Block Meal Plan.
|Left to Right: Jeff Woolley (University Catering General Manager/Executive Chef), Olivia Garrido, Aditya Chauhan, and Jake Von Wagoner|
University Catering thanks all who entered recipes and participated to make this event go well!
until next time...