Avocado: More than Guacamole, How about Creme Brulee?
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 13, 2012—The Chilean Avocado Importers Association (CAIA) today announced the winners of its third annual Culinary Student Recipe Contest, from among the nearly 100 entries received during the contest period, September 15 through December 15, 2011.
Based on the contest criteria of originality, taste and ease of preparation, CAIA judges selected three winning recipes. The Grand Prize of $1,000 cash was awarded to Emme Ribeiro of the Seattle Culinary Academy in Seattle, Washington, for her Chilean Hass Avocado Crème Brûlée with Walnut Crust.
Two Runners-Up each received a $250 cash prize: Lorenzo Soto of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, for his Guacamole Ravioli with Spicy Chipotle Tomato Cream, and Christine Wendland of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, for her Chilean Avocado, Wild Rice and Pomegranate Salad over Quick-Pickled Zucchini Ribbons.