Indiana chefs win golden tickets to World Food Championships

by | People

Three more Indiana chefs received a golden ticket to the World Food Championships recently and will be joining Team Indiana at the November competition in Dallas.

Chefs Brady Foster of Foster’s Café and Catering, Dean Sample of Bonge’s Tavern and Youssef Boudarine of Anthony’s Chophouse and Bluebeard took top honors at The Perfect Bite competition Sept. 24 as part of the Paramount Schools of Excellence TURN Festival. Along with chef Eamonn McParland of Roselily in South Bend, the chefs were the top finishers from among 18 chefs in the “perfect bite” tasting portion of the competition.

Those top chefs then competed to create the best dish from a supplied pantry, with audience members chipping in to purchase premium ingredients for their favorite chefs. In addition to qualifying for the World Food Championships, the winning chefs also received cash prizes.

Also as part of the festival, Paramount middle school students from the school’s Junior Chef Academy program and local high schoolers competed as well. Those winners will be participating in the first World Food Championships junior division.

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