Discover Duck Recipe Contest
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The 2014 Discover DuckTM Recipe Contest
winners have been selected!

Chef Category:

Grand Prize $10,000 - Duck & Sweet Plantain Lasagna Pastelon by Executive Sous Chef Daniel Ramos of Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach, FL
Second Place $1,000 - Peruvian Duck Ceviche by Chef Dennis Chan of Blue Bamboo in Jacksonville, FL

Additional finalists -
Candied Duck Bacon Maple Fried Ice Cream
by Executive Chef Eric Lackey of Ulele, in Tampa, FL;
Quacker Jacks by Lead Chef Instructor Tom Chamot of New York Wine & Culinary Center, Canandaigua, NY;
Savory Duck Confit Cannoli by Production Chef Stephen Belin of Georgia Southern University/Lakeside Café in Statesboro, GA.

Student Category:
Grand Prize $2,500 - Citrus Seared Duck Breast with Herb Goat Cheese by Eljesa Haxhiu, a student at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, GA. She also earned her school $1,000 in Maple Leaf Farms duck products. 

Additional student winning recipes -
Duck Liver Cheesecake with Red Currant Sauce by Erica Anderson of Houston Community College, Houston, TX;
Duck Confit Amuse Bouche with Duck Fat Crostini, Charred Spring Onion Soubise, Pickled Romanesco
by Otto Nguyen of Art Institute of CA, Santa Monica;
Mini Duck Corn Dog with Maple Orange Mustard Sauce by Kristen DeSantis of Lincoln Culinary Institute of West Palm Beach, FL;
Ginger & Leek Duck Chowder by Warren Watson of Houston Community College, Houston, TX. 

Recipes were judged using these criteria:
Accuracy of Recipe/Methodology

Chef Category Grand Prize: Duck & Sweet Plantain Lasagna Pastelon

to our winners!

Student Grand Prize
Grand Prize Student Category: Citrus Seared Duck Breast with Herb Goat Cheese

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest.
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Entry period was March 1-June 6, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).
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