Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
AUTUMN HASH, left, and Ashley Azbill talk about their recipe for baked fideo with shrimp in a tomatillo chipotle sauce. Hash and Azbill were the first contestants to hit the stage in Sunday's Future Chefs showdown at Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
AUTUMN HASH, left, and Ashley Azbill plate their baked fideo with shrimp in a tomatillo-chipotle sauce for judges' tasting. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
ALEX STARK talks about his plans to study nutrition and exercise science in college as he and Richard Silva prepare shredded tinga sopes as their entry in the Future Chef s of El Dorado County Teen Competition. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
ALISHA YOUNG, left, and Rebekah Woodel prepare chile rellenos for Sunday's Future Chefs Foundation Culinary Competition. Young and Woodel were one of five teams from the ROP culinary program that entered the contest. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
FUTURE CHEF FOUNDATION JUDGES from left to right: guest judge Jim Yates, Chef Matt Luther of Red Hawk Casino, Marshall Medical Food Service Director Mary Beth Fahy, and Teena Hildebrand of Narrow Gate Vineyards. The judges asses each dish for technique, recipe and planning, presentation, knife skills and sanitation. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
RANDI RASMUSSEN, left, with Allison Ross whip up a pozole rojo during the Future Chefs scholarship competition Sunday at Wedgewood Sequoia. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
RANDI RASMUSSEN, left, with Allison Ross whip up a pozole rojo during the Future Chef scholarship competition Sunday at Wedgewood Sequoia. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
STEPHANIE GRAY, left, keeps the audience laughing while teammate Jacob Curtis pulls battered tripe out of the deep fryer. These two ROP culinary students were preparing tripe tacos with salsa verde, fried jalapeños and queso fresco for judging in the Future Chefs Foundation 11th annual culinary competition Sunday, May 5. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
THE WINNING RECIPE for chicken tinga sopes was recreated in the Mountain Democrat test kitchen. While this isn't the easiest thing you'll cook in your kitchen it might be one of the tastiest. The complexity of this recipe and the resulting delicious sopes prove the winners of this year's Future Chef Culinary Competition really know what they are doing. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum