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1st Place Winner - Victor Colon!

Victor was our most prepared, even-keeled chef.  He came in early to scope out Grocery Outlet and see what our product offering was before he crafted his dish.  Victor is from Puerto Rico, and wanted to pull together a classic dish with tastes of his home.  His dish, Mojito Mofongo, is a dish of mashed plantains with rice.  He paired it with shrimp cooked in salsa.  The dish impressed our judges with its flavor, elegance, and presentation. It was closest to the caliber one would expect from a fine restaurant.  Just goes to show that good preparation and planning pay off!

 

Victor scopes out the Crown Hill Grocery Outlet

Victor scopes out the Crown Hill Grocery Outlet.

 

 Victor's ingredients.

Victor's ingredients.

 Victor comes in just under budget.

Victor comes in just under budget.

 

 Victor, zesting a lemon.

Victor zesting a lemon while STAR 101.5's Jill Taylor interviews him.

 

Mojito Mofongo

Mojito Mofongo, with Shrimp in Salsa and Coleslaw Salad.

 

As our first place winner, Victor won $2000 towards his tuition to the Art Institute of Seattle.  In a surprising twist, he told our audience that as a military veteran, his schooling is paid for by our government, and that he would like to give his winnings to Alex Marshall, our 2nd place winner! 

Victor is truly a class act, and we wish him, Alex, and Josh the best for their continued culinary education.  We hope we'll be eating in your restaurants some day guys!


For Victor's award-winning Mojito Mofongo, click here to download a PDF.

To see Victor's receipt, click here.

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