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See the Finalists Compete Live in the “Healthy, Fast, ‘Fresh From Florida’ Challenge”

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

October 29, 2015

Oct. 29, 2015

SEE THE FINALISTS COMPETE LIVE IN THE “HEALTHY, FAST, ‘FRESH FROM FLORIDA’ CHALLENGE”

Contact:
DOH Communications Office
NewsMedia@flhealth.gov
(850) 245-4111


FDACS Communications Office
Communications@freshfromflorida.com
(850)617-7737

Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are partnering to offer the “Healthy, Fast, ‘Fresh From Florida’ Challenge” as part of the World Food Championship in Kissimmee, Florida.

Three finalists will participate in the live cooking challenge for a chance to win the $2,500, $1,000 and $500 prizes. Dishes will be judged on execution, appearance and taste.

Finalists include:

  • Louis Robinson of Lakewood Ranch for Florida Fresh Aqua Chile;
  • Rochelle Vincent of Oviedo for Florida Citrus Shrimp Lettuce Wrap; and
  • Sherri Williams of Crestview for Poached Chicken and Carambola Rice Bowl.

Judges include:

  • Chef Jermaine Allen of Chop.Cook.Eat personal chef service;
  • Chef Macy Macnealy of Publix Aprons cooking school; and
  • Chef Jennifer Denlinger of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

WHAT: HEALTHY, FAST, “FRESH FROM FLORIDA” CHALLENGE

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
            2 - 4 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Celebration
            Kissimmee, FL 34747
           

For the event map visit https://worldfoodchampionships.com/event-map

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the World Food Championship, visit the event webpage.

About the Florida Department of Health

The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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About the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps support Florida’s $123 billion agriculture industry.  As part of this effort, the department administers the "Fresh From Florida" program to help Florida producers market their products. For more information, visit FreshFromFlorida.com.

About Healthiest Weight Florida

Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. To learn more about how to be active and make nutritious food choices, visit www.healthiestweightflorida.com.