March 13, 2015
By: Virginia B. Wood
Alice Gonzalez of Qui emerged as the winner in the first round of this year's Citywide 86'd competition in February. The second round is set to take place Saturday, Mar. 14, on the campus of the August Escoffier Academy of Culinary Arts. Competitors in the second round will represent Barley Swine, Congress, Lenoir, and Swift's Attic and they'll prepare dishes based on mystery basket ingredients. The judging panel will include chef-owner Iliana de la Vega of El Naranjo, Uchi junior sous chef and 2013 winner Ben Schwartz, Windy Hill Farm owner Ty Wolosin, and KXAN television personality Amanda Tatom. Though the four monthly preliminary rounds are not open to the public, tickets to the finals in June will be available later in the spring.