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Foster Farms Cooking Contest

Posted on: August 30, 2011

Congratulations to Jennifer Daskevich of Los Angeles and Roxanne Chan of Albany who will vie for a Grand Prize of $10,000 and one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken.

Californians Jennifer Daskevich and Roxanne Chan were named winners in the California Regional Finals of the Second Annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest held at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – San Diego. These two Finalists each won a $1,000 cash prize and will compete at the Finals in person on September 30, 2011, at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in California's Napa Valley. A $10,000 grand prize and one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken will be awarded to the contest's grand prize winner.

During the California Regional Competition, judges Elaine Johnson, editor Sunset Magazine, Christine Ross, editor San Diego Union-Tribune, Sam Zien, host of Just Cook This and Cathy Thomas, contributor and former food editor, Orange County Register, selected Jennifer Daskevich’s Chicken and Quinoa with Figs, Spinach and Mint recipe and Roxanne Chan’s Asian Braised Chicken Thighs with Soybean Salad recipe as their top picks based on their recipes’ use of fresh, local ingredients, including Foster Farms locally-grown chicken. Judges made decisions based on taste, use of fresh, local ingredients, appearance/appeal, simplicity/ease of making and originality. Guests in attendance selected contestant Jennifer Daskevich’s recipe for the “People’s’ Choice Award”.