Judging Teen Cooking

Chef Carlin Breinig

Thanks to my good friend Chef Carlin Breinig of Home Cooking Personal Chef Service, I get invited to a great event each summer: judging the teams of teen cooks that she’s been coaching through the Cook’s Warehouse Teen Cooking Camps.

There were three teams this year with the names Power Chef Girls, Ecclectic Cooks, and A Cut Above the Rest.  Each served us an appetizer, entree and side dish, and dessert.

Roasted Summer Veggies
Roasted Summer Veggies
Pan seared chicken breast on rice pilaf with roasted tomatoes
Pan seared chicken breast on rice pilaf with roasted tomatoes
Pan seared grouper on herbed couscous and arugula
Pan seared grouper on herbed couscous and arugula
Pan seared chicken breast on rice pilaf with roasted tomatoes
Pan seared chicken breast on rice pilaf with roasted tomatoes
Roasted Tri-berry vanilla cake
Roasted Tri-berry vanilla cake
Roasted peaches a la mode
Roasted peaches a la mode
Upside-down peach cake with raspberry sauce
Upside-down peach cake with raspberry sauce
Winning team The Ecclectic Cooks with judges

The Ecclectic Cooks pulled it out for a squeaker of a win, their Peach Upside-Down Cake being the tipping point! Thanks to The Cook’s Warehouse for sponsoring, and to Chef Carlin for inviting me back.

All in all, it was a delicious job, and one I look forward to next year!

1 thought on “Judging Teen Cooking”

  1. From the pics and the smile on your faces, it looked like the kids did a great job and had a good time! BTW, Did you happen to get the recipe for the Upside down Peach Cake? Great Job!

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