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26 Aug


Culinary Design Challenge Introduces Design Community to Zonavita

August 26, 2013 | By |

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By all accounts, the 2013 Culinary Design Challenge on August 8th at Kitchens at the Denver was a huge success. We were especially proud to be able show off the (nearly) complete Zonavita showroom during the cocktails and networking time. The looks of amazement at the Zonavita cabinets, their beautifully diverse surfaces and innovative features was rewarding to observe.

Check out the photos from this wonderful event.

The Culinary Design Challenge was a fundraiser for We Don’t Waste, a non-profit organization that distributes nutritious, restaurant grade food to vulnerable populations, based on the dual responsibilities of finding solutions to hunger and reducing food waste.

Four teams, each led by a renowned chef, competed to win the Challenge. The four teams were:

  • Team GE MONOGRAM (Black) led by Chef Martin Yan, of Yan Can Cook
  • Team WOLF (Red) led by Chef Elise Wiggins of Panzano
  • Team MIELE (White) led by Chef Michel Wahaltere of Gisella (Aspen)
  • Team THERMADOR (Blue) led by Chef Virginia Davis of The Kitchen Mistress

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All teams were given the same set of ingredients consisting of items such as ground buffalo, duck breasts, broccolini, stilton and goat cheeses. Each team worked under the direction of its chef to produce an entree which was then evaluated by the panel of judges: Darrin Alfred, Daniel Asher and Patricia Bainter.

Rachel Folsom of Luxe served as the emcee and announced the winner Elise Wiggins and Team RED.