Washingtonians Marci Adelsman of Kent and Monica King of Vancouver today were named Regional Finalists in the Washington Regional Finals of the first-ever Foster Farms West Coast Chicken Cooking Contest held at Kathy Casey Food Studios in Seattle. Each of these Regional Finalists won a $1,000 cash prize and will now compete at the Finals in person on September 17, 2010, at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in California’s Napa Valley. A $10,000 grand prize and one-year supply* of fresh Foster Farms chicken will be awarded to the contest’s grand prize winner.
During today’s Regional Competition, judges Kathy Casey, celebrity chef and cookbook author Cynthia Nims, contributor Seattle Magazine and Cooking Light and Jamie Peha, Table Talk Radio, selected Adelsman’s Brown Rice Chicken Salad and King’s Balsamic Mushroom Chicken with Honey Goat Cheese as their top picks based on their recipes’ use of fresh, local ingredients, including Foster Farms locally-grown chicken. For complete recipes visit http://www.fosterfarms.com/cookingcontest/.
Adelsman and King beat out more than 2,000 home, amateur and professional chefs residing in California, Oregon and Washington who submitted their prized, original chicken recipes for consideration. Recipes featured fresh Foster Farms chicken and were inspired by local ingredients as a testament to Foster Farms’ commitment to foods that are fresh, locally-grown and always natural.