Sliced! | Chef Thomas Marlow vs Chef John Cutitta

On Monday night we attended our first live cooking competition at the Salud Cooking School (Whole Foods Charlotte.)

The 'program' with bio of the both chefs and their Sous Chefs.
The ‘program’ with bio of the both chefs and their Sous Chefs.

Each contestant would be given a mystery basket to create an Appetizer, Entree and Dessert. The two chefs who taught us the previous night (Chef Whitney Davis and Chef Michael Harrington) would deliver each basket to the chef and explain the interesting techniques employed by the Chef’s as well as have an occasional guess on what they were preparing.

Team Mimosa. Chef Thomas Marlow and Sous Chef Lenny Williams.
Team Mimosa. Chef Thomas Marlow and Sous Chef Lenny Williams.

Course #1: Appetizer

Ingredients:

  • Pork Side Meat
  • Onions
  • Sweet BBQ Sauce
And they're off...
And they’re off…
Appetizer by Team Mimosa
Appetizer by Team Mimosa
Appetizer by Team Delectables by Holly
Appetizer by Team Delectables by Holly

Once each course was prepared, Guest Chef Phillip gave them a taste and gave his thoughts on each dish. (Then everyone else got to test their own and give a rating 1-5 in the following categories…)

  1. Taste
  2. Creativity
  3. Presentation

Course #2: Entree

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp
  • Chorizo
  • Collard Greens
  • Pepper Jelly
Chef Whitney Davis showing off one of the 'mystery' ingredients.
Chef Whitney Davis showing off one of the ‘mystery’ ingredients.
Both chefs hard at work...
Both chefs hard at work…

For the entree the Chef’s both went with versions of a Southern favorite… Shrimp & Grits.

Team Mimosa: Shrimp & Grits
Team Mimosa: Shrimp & Grits
Team Delectables: Shrimp & Grits...
Team Delectables: Shrimp & Grits

Time for the final round…

Course #3: Dessert

Ingredients:

  • Peaches
  • Bourbon Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Basil Jelly

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Team Delectables...
Team Delectables…
Team Mimosa...
Team Mimosa…

… and the winner for the night…

Team Delectables by Holly.
Team Delectables by Holly.

~thefoodie

 

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