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Kyle Russell

1st Place Entrée: Lavender Seared Yellowfin Tuna with fire-roasted brussels, edamame aioli, and hemp seed. 1st Place Dessert: Reeve honey pistachio and pomegranate Panna Cotta with bee pollen and milk crumbles. Kyle Russell’s background in…
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Carol Scott

2nd Place Entrée: Crispy Asian Pork Belly, with vanilla-scented celeriac, parsnip purée and Asian slaw. 2nd Place Dessert: Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, with vanilla crème anglaise and a spiced rum sauce. For Carol Scott, the performative…
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Curtis Bates

3rd Place Entrée: Farm-raised Rabbit wrapped in Applewood bacon over parmesan risotto, with caramelized fennel root infused in fennel oil. Dessert: Bacardi Rum Baba, with vanilla bean whipped cream and fresh, mint-infused syrup. Curtis…
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Mark Davis

Entrée: Milk Braised Pork over sage parmesan polenta, with sautéed romaine and a pine nut gremolata. Tie-3rd Place Dessert: English Sticky Toffee Pudding. Mark Davis got his start in the field while at college in North Carolina: serving,…
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Matt Gallaher

Entrée: Cavatelli alla Bolognese: “little hollows” pasta with Ragú Bolognese of Mitchell Farm beef, Strauss veal, and Heritage Farm pork, with San Marzano tomatoes and pecorino Romano. Tie-3rd Place Dessert: Butterscotch Budino: creamy…
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Frank Aloise

Entrée: Braciolini di Manzo, con Couscous di Cavolfiore: Braised stuff beef rolls, with roasted cauliflower couscous. Dessert: Orange and White Cassata Cake, with blood orange gastrique and cardamom-dusted pistachios. For Frank Aloise, it…
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Jay Vopatek

Entrée: Slow Roasted Pork Pernil, with plantain, mojo sauce, pineapple sesame salsa, and cilantro. Caribbean BBQ sweet potato chips. Dessert: Tres Leches Cake, with whipped cream and raspberry sauce. Jay Vopatek started cooking out of…
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Danny Wilhoit

Entrée: Pork Two Ways, with gumbo and traditional potato salad. Dessert: Guava Turnover, with cream cheese ice cream and guava sorbet. Danny Wilhoit grew up on a farm in Campbell County, where at an early age family members were required…
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