Duda Farm Fresh Foods won the chef demo competition at the PMA Foodservice Conference with its Lemongrass Steamed Chicken Bahn Mi Bun with Dandy Radish and Celery “Quickles.”
Chef Todd Fisher created and served the recipe that won the competition. Seven chefs, each sponsored by various produce companies, participated in the competition on July 26. The contest featured an interactive deconstructed buffet, according to a news release.
“Celery is a staple in professional kitchens around the world, adding a crunch when raw and a distinct yet mellow flavor when cooked,” Fisher said in the release. “In this recipe, the celery and radish made this bahn mi bun delicious and vibrant and aides in the addition of fresh produce to your plate.”
Bahn mi bun is a sandwich and snack food in traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
Fisher has more than 20 years experience as a culinary veteran, restaurateur and food consultant. He has worked with Duda for more than 10 years.
“Chef Todd brought the fun and flavor to PMA Foodservice this year,” Nichole Towell, director of marketing Duda Farm Fresh Foods, said in the release. “Our winning recipe was a true expression of the conference theme this year, ‘Innovate the plate.’”