The 2019 Barilla Bayou to the Bay contest was on fire over the last couple of weeks. 150 chefs from all over the country submitted dishes showing off their best take on Southern-inspired cooking that also incorporated Barilla pasta. These dishes all look straight up delicious in addition to having incredible levels of creativity, techniques, and flavor combinations.
Finally, after much deliberation from our judges, we’re excited to announce the Top 10 finalists for the contest. These 10 chefs will receive a signed copy of the Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine by John Folse and are in the running to win our Grand Prize — a career-elevating culinary trip with Barilla to Baton Rouge, LA and a custom Jende Industries knife roll.
Congratulations to these chefs, and thank you to ALL of the chefs who participated in the competition. Now stay tuned until Monday, May 13th, when we announce the winner!