Duda Farm Fresh Foods Wins Chef Demo Competition
By Grocery Headquarters Staff
Duda Farm Fresh Foods won the chef demo competition at the PMA Foodservice Conference with a recipe that featured the company’s value-added fresh celery and radish ministick products. Chef Todd Fisher created and served a recipe for Lemongrass Steamed Chicken Bahn Mi Bun with Dandy Radish and Celery “Quickles” that won the chef demo competition. Some seven chefs, each sponsored by various produce companies, participated in the competition that featured an interactive deconstructed buffet. “Celery is a staple in professional kitchens around the world, adding a crunch when raw and a distinct yet mellow flavor when cooked,” said0 Fisher. “In this recipe, the celery and radish made this bahn mi bun delicious and vibrant and aides in the addition of fresh produce to your plate.” Bahn mi bun is a sandwich and a popular snack food in traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Fisher, a Monterey peninsula resident, has more than 20 years experience as a culinary veteran, restaurateur and food consultant. He has worked with Duda for more than 10 years and specializes in culinary education and entertainment. “Chef Todd brought the fun and flavor to PMA Foodservice this year,” said Nichole Towell, director of marketing Duda Farm Fresh Foods. “Our winning recipe was a true expression of the conference theme this year, ‘Innovate the plate.’” The recipe will be featured on the company’s website.