McCormick Place (South Hall) June 9-11 | Chicago, IL USA

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Supermarket Chef Showdown

2014 Supermarket Chef Showdown Winners Announced

On June 11th, culinary experts took the stage at FMI Connect to demonstrate their talents and show how anyone can create a delicious dish from products in a supermarket. After a live competition with twenty four chefs battling it out, five category winners and one Grand Champion were awarded top honors. 

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Winning Chef Rachael

Rachael Perron
Kowalski's Markets

Grand Champion and Healthy Meals Category Winner 

 Greek Grain Salad with Dilled Feta Dressing

Winning Chef Michael Brady

Michael Brady
FRESH by Brookshire's Grocery

Desserts Category Winner 
Banana Beignets

Winning Chef Keoni Chang

Keoni Chang
Foodland Markets

Family Meals Category Winner 
Korean-Style Hillshire Farm Dogs with Kimchi Slaw and Alexia Garlic Sweet Potato Fries
Winning Chef Erin Horton

Erin Horton 
Orchard Fresh 

Mini Meals Category Winner 
Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs

Andrew Kintigh
Hy-Vee, Inc. 

Ethnic Meals Category Winner 
Moroccan Style Chickpea and Kale Stew with Date Gremolata

Category Finalists

  • Family Meals

  • Healthy Meals

  • Ethnic Meals

  • Side Dishes, Mini Meals and Snacks

  • Desserts

2014 Supermarket Chef Judges
  • Harry Balzer, Chief Industry Analyst and Vice President for The NPD Group, Inc.
  • Chef Jennifer Bucko Lamplough, Instructor for the Robert Morris University Institute of Culinary Arts
  • Janet McCracken, Test Kitchen Director for Everyday with Rachael Ray
  • Chef Harold Plein, award-winning Culinary Researcher and Developer with Cantu Designs

Thank you to our generous 2014 sponsors


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