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Culinary Classic

Held Monday, January 20, 2003 - Shreveport Expo Hall

Culinary Classic Guests

Event Co-Chairs: Debbie Grand & Betty Henderson
Auction Chair: Debra Howard
Chef Judging Chair: Chef Elizabeth Dickson
Chef Awards Chair: Greg Johnson/ Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Beverage Set-Up Chair: George Fritze


Here is a list of the sponsors for the 2003 Culinary Classic:
The Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel - Event Sponsor;

Horseshoe Casino & Hotel - Platinum Sponsor;
Southland Printing Co., Inc. - Platinum Sponsor;

AEP Southwestern Electric Power - Gold Sponsor;
Metro Aviation - Gold Sponsor;
Merrill Lynch - Gold Sponsor;
General Motors - Gold Sponsor;
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry - Gold Sponsor;
Hollywood Casino - Gold Sponsor;

The Tipton Group - Morgan Keegan - Silver Sponsor;
Professional Food Systems - Silver Sponsor;
Jim Kihneman, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, AEP - Silver Sponsor;
Johnson Controls - Silver Sponsor;
Lamar Advertising - Silver Sponsor;
AmSouth Bank - Silver Sponsor;
The Porter Family Foundation & Porter's Cleaners - Silver Sponsor;
Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLP - Silver Sponsor;
Woods Operating Co.  - Silver Sponsor;
Boomtown Casino & Hotel  - Silver Sponsor;
Santa Maria Produce  - Silver Sponsor;
Christus Schumpert Medical Center   - Silver Sponsor;

Leonard & Betty Phillips Foundation - Bronze Sponsor;
Red River Motor Company - Bronze Sponsor;
Roberts Cherry Group - Bronze Sponsor;
Bill Stephenson- Bronze Sponsor;
Bill & JoEllyn Gallmann - Bronze Sponsor;
FitzGerald Contractors, Inc. - Bronze Sponsor;
Yokem Toyota - Bronze Sponsor;
Foremost Dairies - Bronze Sponsor;
LaPressco Printing Mart - Bronze Sponsor;
Bank One - Bronze Sponsor;
Time Warner Cable - Bronze Sponsor;
Heard, McElroy & Vestal - Bronze Sponsor;
Tommies Novelty Gaming - Bronze Sponsor;
Betty & Bruce Henderson - Bronze Sponsor;
The Times - Bronze Sponsor;
Citizens National Bank N.A.  - Bronze Sponsor;
Eagle Distributing of Shreveport - Bronze Sponsor;
Juri's Cafe - Bronze Sponsor;
Ethan Allen Home Interiors - Bronze Sponsor;
Hibernia National Bank - Bronze Sponsor;
Jay Prudhomme  - Bronze Sponsor;
Willis Knighton Health System - Bronze Sponsor;
Fire Tech Systems - Bronze Sponsor;
U.S. Foodservice - Bronze Sponsor;
Argus Fire & Safety
- Bronze Sponsor
;
Abrams & Lafargue  - Bronze Sponsor;
John & Keith Harrison  - Bronze Sponsor;
Jelks/ Alost  - Bronze Sponsor;
Moffitt Volkswagen, Porshe, Audi & Mazda  - Bronze Sponsor;
Mrs. Alvin M. Jackson  - Bronze Sponsor;
David & Karen Adams  - Bronze Sponsor;
Chevyland  - Bronze Sponsor;
Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company  - Bronze Sponsor;
PepsiAmericas  - Bronze Sponsor;
Rountree Automotive Group  - Bronze Sponsor;
Harrah's Casino & Hotel  - Bronze Sponsor;
Tommies Novelty Gaming  - Bronze Sponsor;
Centuries & Hill Crest Funeral Homes & Cemeteries  - Bronze Sponsor;
Kathy & Mike Towns - In Honor of Their Son - Capt. Jason Towns, USAF  - Bronze Sponsor;
Pendleton Products  - Bronze Sponsor;
Harrison Company  - Bronze Sponsor;
Cingular Wireless  - Bronze Sponsor;
ANECA Federal Credit Union  - Bronze Sponsor;
BellSouth  - Bronze Sponsor;
Music Mountain Water  - Bronze Sponsor;
UOP - Bronze Sponsor;

Other: Team Spirit Petroleum, Bill Porter, Liz Swain & Steve Culp, Lisa Babin, Roberts, Bailes & McClelland, Carolyn Querbes Nelson

Anyone interested in learning more about the Culinary Classic,
please call Michelle Davison at (318) 865-9545 today!



 

2003 Culinary Classic Winners

 Culinary Classic Chefs

SOUP
  • Gold - Donovan Solis of Prejean's Restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana for Rain Forest Thai Currey Soup with Prawn and Jumbo Lump Crab
  • Silver - Peter Smith of Hollywood Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana for Old World Euro Borscht
  • Bronze - Ernesto Zamora of Nicky's By The Beach in Mountauk, New York for Coconut Curry with Wild Mushroom and Lobster
SALAD
  • Gold - Ernesto Zamora of Nicky's By The Beach for Fusion Salad
  • Silver - Christopher Lee Williams of Pinecrest Country Club in Longview, Texas for Portabella with Goat Cheese and Wild Greens
  • Bronze - Eric Szczepanski of Horseshoe Casino & Hotel in Bossier City, Louisiana for Insalata Torrenta Caponata
ENTREE - POULTRY
  • Gold - Ernest Prejean of Prejean's Restaurant for Creole Curry Chicken
  • Silver - Scott McCue of Cypress Bayou Casino in Charenton, Louisiana for Rosemary Grilled Chix Breast with Veggies and Chicken Mousse, Brandied Sweet Pepper Coulis
  • Bronze - Terryl Jackson of Prejean's Restaurant for Cherry Glazed Duck and Mesquite Grilled Peach Halves Served with Garlic and Herb Roasted Asparagus
ENTREE - MEATS
  • Gold - Christopher Lee Williams of Pinecrest Country Club for Stuffed Porkloin with Ground Pork and Spinach and Topped with a Tomato Raisin Sauce
  • Silver - Roy Angelle of Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, Louisiana for Pork Sharon
  • Bronze - Scott McCue of Cypress Bayou Casino for Veal and Foie Gras Encroute Roasted Peppers, Wild Mushrooms, Aux POive
ENTREE - SEAFOOD
  • Gold - Willie Gaspard of Cypress Bayou Casino for Soft Shell Cypremort Point
  • Silver - Terryl Jackson of Prejean's Restaurant for Casian Crustacean Sensation
  • Bronze - Brian Berry of Sodexho at UL-Lafayette for Seafood Stuffed Trout set in a Puddle of Crawfish Rotel
ENTREE - WILD GAME
  • Gold - Ernest Prejean of Prejean's Restaurant for Wild Boar Stufed with Shrimp, Squash, Zucchini and Carrots Served with a Coconut Thai Sauce
  • Silver - Peter Smith of Hollywood Casino for Roast Squab
  • Bronze - David Laszczak of Cypress Bayou Casino for Mesquite Grilled Venison with Huckleberry Demi and Forest Mushroom Bread Pudding


Culinary Classic Plate
DESSERT
  • Gold - Willie Gaspard of Cypress Bayou Casino for Cappuccino Tiramisu 
  • Silver - Jude Tauzin of Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club in Broussard, Louisiana for White Chocolate and Sweet Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce
  • Bronze - David Laszczak of Cypress Bayou Casino for Continental Divide

BREAD

  • Gold - Scott McCue of Cypress Bayou Casino for Roasted Garlic, Tomato, Basil & Brie Stromboli
  • Silver - Willie Gaspard of Cypress Bayou Casino for Ciabatta
  • Bronze - Janis Scritchfield of Cypress Bayou Casino for Herb and Tomato Foccocia
MINI BUFFET DISPLAY
  • Gold - Michael Thomas of Boomtown Casino & Hotel
  • Silver - Eric Szczepanski of Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
  • Bronze - Brian Berry of Sodexho at UL-Lafayette
JUDGES CHOICE
(This is chosen from the best of the overall mini buffets)
  • Gold - Willie Gaspard of Cypress Bayou Casino
  • Silver - David Laszczak of Cypress Bayou Casino
  • Bronze - Eric Szczepanski of Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
BEST IN SHOW
(This is chosen from the Gold Medal Winners of each category)
  • Gold - Willie Gaspard of Cypress Bayou Casino for Cappuccino Tiramisu
  • Silver - Donovan Solis of Prejean's Restaurant for Rain Forest Thai Currey Soup with Prawn and Jumbo Lump Crab
  • Bronze - Ernesto Zamora of Nicky's By The Beach for Fusion Salad
2003 HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD KING CLASSIC ANNIVERSARY EDITION RAFFLE
  • Winner - Gregory Pierce of Bossier City, Louisiana


The next Culinary Classic will be held on Monday, Janaury 19, 2004. Chefs from across the regions are invited to participate.
Sponsorships range from $600 for a Bronze Sponsorshiop to $10,000 for an Event Sponsorship.

And for all of our area foodservice companies - you can directly sponsor a chef award category to get special recognition from one of your key audiences.

Please call Michelle Davison at (318) 865-9545 for more information.