Palm Beach, Fla-based Jeremy Hanlon has been selected the winner of the NRA ShowÂ® Hot Chef Challenge 2010, the National Restaurant Association has announced. A feature of of the Association’s annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, this year’s NRA Show Hot Chef Challenge invited professional chefs and home cooks to submit a short video of themselves preparing their favorite recipe using fresh produce and any other ingredients for their chance at culinary stardom. Hanlon’s winning video features him preparing achiote accented cobia â€˜sous videâ€™ with local oranges, fennel and scallion, served with toasted organic quinoa and fresh basil.
â€˜We look forward to watching Jeremy Hanlon collaborate with Marcus Samuelsson to create a nutritious and delicious new menu idea,â€™ said Ira Cohn, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2010 and President of ARAMARK Business and Industry Group. â€˜Hanlon will be one of dozens of celebrity chefs and culinary stars who will perform in the World Culinary Showcase at NRA Show 2010. Their high-energy demonstrations are sure to inspire, as well as offer tips and techniques for innovative new culinary creations.â€™
Hanlon will receive a trip to NRA Show 2010 (May 22-25 at McCormick Place in Chicago) where he will cook alongside celebrity chef, restaurateur and Bravo TV’s â€˜Top Chef Masters 2â€™ contestant Marcus Samuelsson in the Show’s World Culinary Showcase on Saturday, May 22.
Samuelsson, food blogger and freelance writer Louisa Chu, and last year’s NRA Show Hot Chef Challenge winner Kristina Vanni, served as judges of the competition.