Culinary Professor and Chef, Shonah Chalmers was recently announced the winner for her vegan dish at the Walnuts@Work competition held live on December 29th 2020.
The live virtual cooking competition was hosted by California Walnuts in partnership with Flavor & The Menu Magazine and included some of today’s most innovative chefs from around the world engaging in pan-to-pan combat. The Chef vs. Chef plate-off exclusively featured plant-based recipes made with California walnuts.
With over two hundred entries from across the globe, ten finalists were selected in October by a judging panel of Level A Certified Worldchefs to cook from their homes. Of the ten finalists, three of the top competitors were decided by virtual viewers via an interactive voting system and included:
The use of walnuts in Chef Chalmer's dish of roasted squash and California walnut filled beet tortellini with sautéed winter greens and thyme-infused walnut milk bechamel sauce impressed both the judges and viewers alike.
Congratulations on your well-deserved win!