Barilla Presents: Bayou to the Bay Winners

Congratulations, Winners!

Over the past few weeks, more than 200 chefs submitted dishes showing off their best take on southern-inspired cooking that also incorporated Barilla pasta. Some shone for their creativity, others for the techniques and flavor combos on display, and some just looked plain ol’ delicious.

The panel of judges took their time to select the most deserving dish to win the Grand Prize. Meanwhile, the people spoke, and one chef was able to rally enough to them to his side, gaining enough votes to win the People’s Choice prize.

Without further delay, here are the winners:


Alex Hrdina

The Village Green Restaurant

Louisiana Crawfish Boil Pipette. Crispy Andouille Sausage, Rock Shrimp, Corn Veloute, Smoked Potato Crema.


Jeffrey Ponder

JACK Casino, Cincinatti

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp Pasta with Tasso Red Onion Jam