The National Honey Board (NHB) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 “Perfect Pairings” Culinary Student Honey Recipe Contest. Conducted in collaboration with “The Gold Medal Classroom”/Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ), the competition drew an impressive response, with more than 100 entrants from postsecondary culinary programs nationwide.
“We are thrilled with the response and participation from so many talented students, instructors and institutions across the country,” said NHB director of marketing Catherine Barry. “It was difficult narrowing down the recipes from so many outstanding entries, but we think the winning students did an exceptional job of highlighting the versatility of honey through their food and beverage pairings.”
Grand Prize ($1,000)
Crispy Thai Honey Chicken Wings (Gluten-free) with Honey Hibiscus Drink
Monique Blake, McFatter Technical Center
Instructors: Chefs Krista Tamma and Patti Lang
Runner up ($500)
Honeyed Pear Galette with Buzzing Hot Toddy
Courtney Allison, Milwaukee Area Technical College
Instructor: Chef Andrew Schneider
The instructors who supervised the winning student participants will receive a $250 cash prize and complimentary registration to a 2014 CAFÉ educational event.
The National Honey Board (NHB) is an industry-funded agriculture promotion group that works to educate consumers about the benefits and uses for honey and honey products through research, marketing and promotional programs. For more information about the NHB’s foodservice initiatives, visit http://www.honey.com/foodservice.