Arkansas Culinary Classic/Silent Auction

            

 

Arkansas Culinary Classic

Ready, Set, Cook and WIN

AHA hosts an annual culinary competition to showcase Arkansas’s Chefs. Chefs may compete in four categories: Soup/Salad, Dessert, Entree, or Appetizer. Each chef must provide a presentation plate, three judging plates, and 250 tastings of each entry for the culinary dinner. After judging is completed, the doors open to public ticket holders to taste the creative fare of the chefs!

Soup & Salad

1st Place: Mary Joyce Files, 42- The Clinton Foundation, Pistachio Bisque

2nd Place: Casey Copeland, The Avenue, Frisee & Cold Smoked Beef Tenderloin Salad

3rd Place: Cody Rudd, So-Restaurant, Bacon Chowder with Jalapeno Relish

Appetizer

1st Place: Bonner Cameron, Bistro Catering & Gourmet, Coffee Cured Beef Medallions

2nd Place: Tom Rigg, At the Corner, Seared Macadamia Nut Encrusted Tuna

3rd Place: Paul Frintrup, Country Club of Little Rock, Lobster & Mascarpone Tortellini

Entree

 1st Place: Paul Frintrup, Country Club of Little Rock, Braised Beef Short Ribs

2nd Place: Cody Rudd, So-Restaurant, 8 Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs

3rd Place: Ryan Merritt, The Clean Eatery, Beef Tenderloin with Bacon and Brussels

Dessert

1st Place: Izaak Winter, Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro, Lemon Posset with Chantilly Cream & Fresh Berries on Lavender Shortbread Cookie

2nd Place: Buffy Teague, Chartwells K12, Pumpkin Tartletts with Italian Meringue

3rd Place: Bonner Cameron, Bistro Catering & Gourmet, White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding

Specialty Awards

Arkansas Pride Award Presented by Hiland Dairy: Paul Frintrup, Country Club of Little Rock, Lobster & Mascarpone Tortellini

       Best of Beef Award Presented by the Arkansas Beef Council: Bonner Cameron, Bistro Catering & Gourmet, Coffee Cured Beef Medallions

 

                               People’s Choice Award: Paul Frintrup, Country Club of Little Rock, Braised Beef Short Ribs

 

2017 Winners Presentation

 

Thank you to our 2017 Culinary Classic Sponsors! We certainly couldn’t do this without you!

 

 

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction at the AR Chef’s Culinary Classic gets a tremendous response each year from showcase attendees and exhibitors alike. Proceeds from this event help to fund our Arkansas culinary students. The Silent Auction is a great opportunity for you to promote your business, as well as, showcase your commitment to the hospitality industry. For more information on the Silent Auction, please contact Jill Thiel at (501) 376-2323 or by e-mail at jill@arhospitality.org.

2017 Auction Form

Thank you to the businesses and our members that donated items for the 2017 Auction.

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