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Myrtle Beach, SC November 5, 2012
The 17th annual SOUPER SUPPER was presented by The Myrtle Beach Chapter of American Culinary Federation on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at The Market Common. This popular culinary competition and tasting event featured fifty-one (51) Grand Strand restaurants and chefs all serving samples of their favorite soup recipes.
In addition to all of the delicious soup served by the competitors; bread, beverages and desserts were also provided by allied vendors and partners to over 1100 people in attendance during the judged culinary competition and public tasting event.
Entries in the culinary competition were judged in two (2) categories "Judges' Choice" and "Overall Winner" and were selected during a blind tasting by a panel of three judges: Cecil Chandler, Myra Starnes and Chef Kathleen Gerba. Also during the tasting event, the attending public decided their own winner selected by individual ballot voting for the "People's Choice" award.
Trophies for the final judged results in all categories were awarded to the following participants:
Judge's Choice: 1st Place ~ Lobster Bisque by 21 Main; 2nd Place ~ Crab & Corn Chowder by Bliss Restaurant & Lounge and 3rd Place ~ Thai Coconut Curry Bisque by Divine Prime.
People's Choice: 1st Place ~ Lobster Bisque by 21 Main; 2nd Place ~ Lentil with Italian Sausage by Angelo's Steak & Pasta and 3rd Place ~ Crab Bisque by Tommy Bahama.
Lobster Bisque by 21 Main was selected as Overall Winner during the 2012 Souper Supper.
Proceeds from the MBACF event will benefit ACF education and students at the Horry Georgetown Technical College and Academy for Technology and Academics with scholarships to further their culinary careers.
The American Culinary Federation of Myrtle Beach, a non-profit organization promotes professional camaraderie through dedicated efforts and support with a local network of businesses. Culinary awareness and fundraising by the group to the public is accomplished during the presentations of two different semi-annual seasonal culinary competition events. The Souper Supper in the fall features soups and the Spring Sensation during the springtime features salads and desserts. Both endeavors are successful and only made possible by a local attending audience of enthusiastic foodies interested in sampling and discovering the talented chefs and generous restaurants that donate their own products and time during these two events.
American Culinary Federation of Myrtle Beach (MBACF) is located in Myrtle Beach, SC and is one of more than 230 chapters of the American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF). Established in 1929, ACF is the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America. With more than 21,500 members nationwide, ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org.
2012 Culinary Competition & Tasting Event Winners
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Dear ACF members and sponsors,
As President and Food Show Coordinator of the ACF/HMRSS 2013 Culinary Competition I would like to thank you for your donations and never ending support of our 9th annual competition.
Please let me know what the Myrtle Beach ACF Chapter can do for you. We are striving to be bigger and better next year.
The winners for this year are the following:
1st Place Sean Thomas Caprize Italian Restaurant Myrtle Beach, SC
2nd Place Eric Masson The Brentwood Little River, SC
ACF Mystery Box
1st Place Charles Gardiner The Biltmore Inn Asheville, NC
2nd Place Robert Murray Cape Fear Country Club Wilmington, NC
Cold Food Categories
A. Russell Neff Highland Country Club Sanford, NC
B. Chris Enos Bald Head Island Club Wilmington, NC
C. Corinna Jackson Prestonwood Country Club Raleigh, NC
(1st place) Sean Thomas - (2nd place) Douglas OFlaherty
Chef Tom Mullally, Chef Alex R. Darvashi, Chef Eric Wagner, Myra Starnes, Chef Roland E. Schaeffer, Chef Rene J. Marquis and Chef Dan Henn.