Above: The four finalists show off the citations they received from the Governor, who is also pictured.
All photos: Relish Rhody.
Winners have been chosen by a panel of expert judges for the Relish Rhody Recipe Contest and you can make their recipes!
To celebrate the start of the summer farmers market season, Governor Gina Raimondo launched the contest for students in grades 5-8. She and First Gentleman Andy Moffit encouraged students to submit recipes that they make with their families which feature ingredients from local Rhode Island farmers and fishermen.
Four finalists were celebrated at an event at Del Sesto Middle School in Providence, where their recipes were evaluated by a panel of food judges. The event was catered by Harvest Kitchen in Pawtucket, RI, using locally-sourced ingredients.
All four finalists received a citation from the Governor and the two winners received a chef hat to wear while cooking at home with their family.
The winners are:
- Kaitlyn Vitkin: Honey Glazed Cod with Roasted Potatoes, with locally-sourced fish, Potatoes, Cherry tomatoes, Honey, Dill, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Garlic, Spring onion.
- Kealie Burt: Lavender Lemon Angel Food Cake featuring locally grown lavender, lemon verbena, honey, edible flowers.
The runners up are:
- Ava Jarret: Asparagus Wraps, featuring locally-grown asparagus from Jaswell’s Farm
- Juliette Marino: Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Cream & berries, featuring berries from Jaswell’s Farm
The top recipes are available here.
- Janet Coit, Director of the Department of Environmental Management
- Pat Raymond, Deputy Director, Division of Community Health and Equity, RI Department of Health
- Dawn King, Chair of the Rhode Island Food Policy Council
- Maureen Pothier, Chair of College of Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University
- Christina Dedora, Farmer & co-founder of Sanctuary Herbs
- Fred Mattera, Commercial Fisherman and President of Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation
Rhode Island Director of Food Strategy Sue AnderBois emcee’ing the judging panel.
Osbert from Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s Harvest Kitchen program serving delicious asparagus wraps to students and attendees.
The panel of judges.