CALIFORNIA REGIONAL EVENT
August 27, 2010 at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Sacramento
our five California semifinalists vied for their chance to compete
in the final Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest event. These
five semifinalists’ recipes had been selected from nearly
2,000 recipes but only two would move to the next stage.
five semifinalists and their recipes were:
Bailey of Monterey
Pumpkin Seed and Wild Rice Chicken Fajitas
Alexandria Boswell of La Jolla
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Sandra Keefe of Fullerton
Orange Pekoe Chicken Breasts
Vee Lark-Williams of Los Angeles
Feta Chicken Croquettes with a Mandarin Orange Sauce
Rebekkah Leber of Hayward
Lemon Butter Chicken with Israeli Couscous Salad
recipe was prepared and presented to a panel of three judges: Niesha
Lofing of The Sacramento Bee, Adrienne Bankert of KCRA,
and Georgeanne Brennan of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The judges truly had a difficult job selecting the top two dishes
from the five tasty recipes. In the end though, Alexandria Boswell
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Rebekkah Leber and her Panko-Crusted
Lemon Butter Chicken with Israeli Couscous Salad emerged victorious.
two regional winners each received $1,000 and a trip to California’s
Napa Valley to compete in the final event for a chance to win $10,000
and a one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken. Wondering who
ended up winning the grand prize? Check our final
event to find out!