2018 Chaîne Young Chef Competition Winner

2018 National Young Chefs Competition 1st Place Winner and Best Dessert Logan Christensen


1st Place Winner & Best Dessert:
Logan Christensen, Midwest
2nd Place Winner:
Shaylyn Funasaki, Hawaii/Pacific Islands
3rd Place Winner:
Rebecca Lawrence, Southeast

Military Winner:
Scott Jeffries, United States Coast Guard

Pastry Winners:
1st Place Winner: Kelsee Newman, Midwest
2nd Place Winner: Zebulon Berry, South Central
3rd Place Winner: Heidi Kabath, Mid-Atltantic Pastry

Spirited competitions with “mystery baskets” for the young chefs and military competitors made for a couple interesting days.  While the competitions were in progress, special classes and programs were held for members, among which were cooking demonstrations by Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels and Master Chef Reimund Pitz, Chef Rotisseur Susan Notter (winner of the 2016 National Pastry Competition), and Tina Korting. Sponsors for our competitions were Francis Marion, PNC Bank, Hook’s, Turbo Pot, Chef’s Hat Inc., Plugra, Berkshire Pork, Zonin, Trident Technical College, AUI, Crosby’s Seafood, Boisett Collection, Maple Leaf, Dole, Sartori, Lee Kum Kee; thank you to each of them for their support.