Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Chef Wins Statewide Cook-Off

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Chef Wins Statewide Cook-Off

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Chef David Nguyen of the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club took first place in the 19th-annual Culinary Cook-Off at the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo in Oklahoma City.

Nguyen had 60 minutes to prepare an appetizer, an entree and a dessert using a mystery basket of ingredients, including wild boar rack, geoduck clam, and sashimi-grade snapper. His final presentation earned him a $3,000 cash prize, a trophy and gift certificates. He was assisted by Mauro Bahamonde, a culinary arts student at the Culinary Institute of Platt College, who earned a $500 cash prize, a medal and gift certificates.

Nguyen competed against 11 other Oklahoma chefs in the annual cook-off.

Nguyen's competitor in the final round was Chef Michael Paske of Cafe 7 in Oklahoma City. Paske's second-place spot earned him $1,500, a trophy and gift certificates, and his student assistant David Spruill, a culinary arts student of Francis Tuttle Technology Center, won a $300 cash prize, a medal and gift certificates. …

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