Four local chefs came together on Thursday, April 19 for our 2nd annual Women's Alliance of McKinney (WAM) Chef's Challenge at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club. The chefs were presented with surprise ingredients and prepared them to be judged. While watching the challenge, guests were able to taste different hors d'oeuvres from each restaurant and network with fellow foodies. We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Chef's Challenge was Luciano Salvadore with Bailey's Prime Plus!
Bailey’s chefs prepare their winning dish at the 2012 WAM Chef’s Challenge. Fredshots Photography
Three culinary experts selected the winner of the 2012 Challenge: Kyra Effren, Master Chef, author and food editor; Cassandra Hernandez, Chef and General Manager of Zin Zen Wine Bistro; and George N. Spraley, manager of Nutrition Services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen.
This year's chefs represented the following restaurants:
Bailey’s Prime Plus
Louisiana Street Grill
Stonebridge Ranch Country Club
The Holiday Inn-McKinney
Proceeds from the event benefitted the Children & Community Health Center (CCHC) in McKinney and the Leadership McKinney Scholarship fund.
CCHC is a free clinic supported by volunteers: doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nursing students, translators and office staff. The organization provides basic healthcare to the uninsured residents of McKinney, Allen, Frisco and northern Collin County. CCHC accepts all residents regardless of citizenship status but patient must be a resident of northern Collin County. For more information, please visit: http://www.cchc-vim.org
The Womens Alliance of McKinney (WAM) promotes a community of business women who enhance business skills, support career initiatives, and build business relationships.