Michael Brady: FRESH by Brookshire's Grocery Banana Beignets
"My "only the best" philosophy extends to every type of food, not just the exotic or expensive.I believe that if you’re going to make a cheeseburger, you should figure out how to make the best cheeseburger possible. I’m not one to only stick to fancy foods like foie gras and caviar. Start with the best ingredients and your end result is its best.”
Jessica Dolson: Hy-Vee, Inc. Pumpkin Mousse with Chantilly Cream
"Personally, my greatest challenge is changing the way people think about food. Education is the key, and as Supermarket Chefs we are the vehicle to delivering these trends to our customers."
Karen Johnson: ShopRite
Pecan Mascarpone Cheesecake
"My food career began in fast food at McDonald’s, and after 22 years, joined my new family at Delaware Supermarkets Inc., with Wakefern. Cooking and baking is a dream and a passion for me. I am a devoted cook at home. Even after a work day, I will spend hours in the kitchen when I get home cooking or baking."
Luke Peters: Hy-Vee, Inc.
Chef Luke's Warm Oreo Chia Pudding
"The desire to learn and have new experiences is what I strive for. Constantly becoming a better chef to inspire and teach others about the gastronomical arts is my passion in life and I love passing that drive on to our customers to show them better ways to make dinner.”
Joshua Van Ryswyk: Hy-Vee, Inc.
Bananas Foster Chocolate Hazelnut Dacquoises
"I enjoy creating dishes that are a fusion of various cultural cuisines, yet simple enough to prepare at home.I entered the Supermarket showdown for a chance to showcase my talents and show that there are talented chefs that work in many other venues than white tablecloth restaurants."