Performance Food Group Company’s (PFG) Corporate Chef Robert Stegall-Smith was recently honoured as the People’s Choice Winner at the 2022 Chef Invitational hosted by California Giant Berry Farms.
The Chef Invitational is a culinary competition where chefs from across North America submit an innovative, original recipe to demonstrate the versatility of fresh berries. Chef Stegall-Smith won with his imaginative Giant Berry Pizza with Triple Berry Chipotle Sauce and Strawberry Pepperoni recipe.
Selected as the best dish by event attendees, Chef Stegall-Smith took home a US$500 cash prize accompanied by a matching grant to give to his selected nonprofit organisation, Palmetto Place Children and Youth Services in Columbia, South Carolina.
“Events like the Chef Invitational really make you focus and ask yourself how do I make these core items stand out on a plate,” commented Chef Robert. “Just look at the creative dishes from this year’s group of talented chefs: all different, but all were an innovative use of berries.”
Chef Robert joined other event finalists and was honoured at a special event held 29-31 August hosted by California Giant Berry Farms.
Corporate chefs are ambassadors for PFG and provide a value-added benefit for customers. By providing culinary support through assistance with recipe and menu creation, training on how best to use PFG-branded products and ensuring customers understand the latest in culinary trends.
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