The second annual Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Supermarket Chef Showdown took place recently in Chicago. Twenty-four finalists competed across five categories in front of a live audience on the exhibit floor of FMI Connect.
Among the finalists, for the second year in a row, was Culinary Innovation Chef Brian Dunn from locally based Roche Bros. “The competition was strong, with good camaraderie, talented competitors, and tough judging,” said Dunn.
As a competitor in the Ethnic Food Category, Dunn presented his Beef Mole Tacos with Avocado and Corn Salsa. Dunn returned to Boston with his second honorary FMI Supermarket Chef Showdown plate and a giant, personalized Hershey bar, along with anticipation for next year’s competition.
“Two plates makes a collection,” said Dena Zigun, director of marketing for Roche Bros. “These awards showcase what valuable talent we are lucky to have at Roche Bros.”