Philadelphia's Chef Jen Carroll Competes in An EPIC Throwdown

Philadelphia's Chef Jen Carroll Competes in An EPIC Throwdown

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Philadelphia's Chef Jen Carroll Competes in An EPIC ThrowdownPhiladelphia, PA - McCain Foods has created a competition featuring renowned chefs across North America.  Chef Jen Carroll, a native of Philadelphia, will put her chef's cap in the ring and face off with three other chefs for a culinary fight to remember.

Four Operator Chefs To Participate In An Epic Throwdown

McCain Foods announced an EPIC Throwdown culinary competition, challenging four chefs in North America. The event will culminate at the National Restaurant Association Show 2023, which takes place in May.

4 Chefs. 4 Menu Concepts. one Epic Winner

Starting April 24, four chefs each week will compete to create delicious menu concepts using McCain Mini Mashers potato bits, an innovative potato shareable that was recently launched. McCain Min Mashers are versatile potato options for restaurant operators. They have a crispy exterior and a creamy interior.

Three highly-experienced judges will choose one chef's dish containing McCain mini mashers potato bites each week to win the themed battle. Each week, the chefs who have the best concept will compete at the National Restaurant Association Show.

Four Themes Have Been Identified:

  • Week 1 - Global appetizer
  • Week 2 – Entree
  • Week 3 - Comfort food appetizer
  • Week 4 - Out-of-the-box appetizer

Mark Slutzky is the director of Culinary for McCain Foods. He said, "With minimal preparation, McCain mini mashers potato bits provide a canvas for creative culinary expression, streamline back-of-house prep, and make it simple for restaurant operators to prepare signature dishes." This innovative product was created with versatility in mind. It will help chefs and diners alike create epic culinary experiences.

Chef Jen is ready to bring the heat to the competition.  From iconic TV moments to owning & cooking in renowned restaurants, chef Jen Carroll is a true culinary competitor with a diverse range of experiences & achievements. Chef Carroll helms Carroll Couture Cuisine, her experience company, offers many services, including intimate dinners, cooking classes, demos, team building, & brand partnerships. She helps champion women & is a co-founder of the Sisterly Love Collective, a non-profit organization that aims to support, mentor & empower women in the culinary industry.

Chef Jen will compete for the title with chefs Spike Mendelsohn, PLNT (Washington, D.C.); Victor Jacinto, Courtside (Vancouver); Brian Jupiter, Frontier (Chicago).

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