2018 Winners

The 2018 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Winners brought incredible creativity and excitement to the table. Learn more about the chefs behind the dishes, their restaurants, and the products they used!

Winning Chefs

Bryan Bennett
South Central Winner
Bryan Bennett, Manager and Chef
Back Street BBQ Burgers Food Truck (Tulsa, OK)
Recipe: Sea Salt Caramel Bacon Pecan Pie
Product used: Pillsbury™ Frozen Pie Dough Round

Bacon lovers across the state of Oklahoma rejoiced when Bryan Bennett opened Back Street BBQ Burgers food truck in 2011. His award-winning mobile food sensation specializes in burgers and bacon, along with other smoked and grilled meats, fresh-baked desserts and more.  Read More »

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Sunshine State Orange Crunch Cake
South East Winner
Dennis Chan, Chef and Owner
Blue Bamboo (Jacksonville, FL)
Recipe: Sunshine State Orange Crunch Cake
Product used: Gold Medal™ Yellow Cake and Pillsbury's Best™ Puff Pastry Dough

Dennis Chan grew up in the restaurant business watching his grandfather cook at his classic Chinese restaurant, knowing that one day he would continue the family’s culinary tradition. Today Dennis’ hip Asian kitchen, Blue Bamboo, is in its 13th year of delighting the Jacksonville, Florida community.  Read More »

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Bacon Corn Johnny Cakes with Maple Drizzle
North East Winner
Dan Duris, Co-owner and Chef
Gypsy Cafe (Lincoln, NH)
Recipe: Bacon Corn Johnny Cakes with Maple Drizzle
Product used: Gold MedalTM Corn Muffin Mix

Dan Duris, co-owner and chef at Gypsy Café in Lincoln, New Hampshire fills his restaurant with art—both the food he serves his customers and the artwork he makes to decorate its walls, ceilings and tables. Dan’s menu features from-scratch dishes made with local seasonal ingredients, as well as desserts that are the specialty of his business partner, his mom!  Read More »

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Thai Basil Bowl
North Central Winner
Anne Klingler, Owner
Outlanders (Marquette, MI)
Recipe: Thai Basil Bowl
Product used: Mountain High™ Original Whole Milk Yoghurt

In 2013 Anne Klingler opened the fast-casual restaurant Outlanders in Marquette, Michigan to create a space where busy families like hers could get delicious, wholesome food and slow down to enjoy a meal together. At Outlanders, family style meals are served in generous portions—enough to feed four to six hungry people.  Read More »

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Mushroom Tart with Tomato Jam, Goat Cheese and Fresh Oregano
West Winner Profile
Nick Shipp, Executive Chef and Partner
Upper West Restaurant (Santa Monica, CA)
Recipe: Mushroom Tart with Tomato Jam, Goat Cheese and Fresh Oregano
Product used: Pillsbury's Best™ Puff Pastry Dough

Nick Shipp has more than 25 years of restaurant industry experience under his belt. (His first taste of the business was working as a dishwasher at 16.) Now the Executive Chef and a partner at Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica, California, Nick’s menu features food inspired by flavors and cultures from around the world.  Read More »

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