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American Regional Final

We were given the option of 3 menus that we would draw from and cook. Each menu had one item we had never made before.

My menu was:
-Poblano and Potato Soup
-Mesclun Salad with Cranberries and Apples
-Tandoori Chicken (This was the item we had never made before)
-Rice Pilaf
-Sauteed Green Beans
-Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

We were partnered with people we had never worked with either. My partner was really nice and we worked really well together.  We got a 98! We were also the second team finished.


The Final Line Up



Poblano and Potato Soup

I mentioned before that I adore this soup. The only problem we had was the soup was a little to thick and it was under seasoned.

Mesclun Salad with Cranberries and Apples

Mesclun Salad with Cranberries and Apples

This salad is one of my favorites. I love the dressing paired with the apples. The only problem with it was the knife skills.


Tandoori Chicken with Rice Pilaf and Sauteed Green Beans

Chef said that normally students mess up the Tandoori sauce by over-reducing it. We didn’t though! The rice pilaf and green beans were perfect.

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

I made a special whipped cream to go with the cobbler. It was loaded with Brandy. The cobbler was amazing. 

We also had to do knife skills. My knife skills suck. Really really suck. I use my knife to cut butter, that’s really it.



So here is my tray. I got an 85. Which isn’t terrible, but I did better in the past. I had some issues withe potatoes (both the tourne and the allumete) I also didn’t mince the garlic enough.


Southern Fried Chicken

-Southern Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy
-Pan-Roasted Butternut Squash and Turnips
-Slow cooked Greens
-Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Carolina style BBQ Sauce and Sandwich Slaw
-Banana Pudding


The Line Up

I love the south!


Southern Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy with Pan-Roasted Butternut Squash and Turnips and Slow cooked Greens

This chicken was amazing! It had been brined the night before so it was nice and juicy. I loved the Roasted Butternut Squash and I was surprised by the greens.


Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Carolina style BBQ Sauce and Sandwich Slaw

We’ve made so many BBQ’s now, they’re all starting to run together, but what makes the Carolina BBQ special is spice and the vinegar. The slaw was a perfect complement to this sandwich too. I could have eaten 10.

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

My mom loved this one. The Banana’s were caramelized by the hot custard.


My poor car was so loaded down with all the food/supplies.