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Big Banana Plantain Month 2018 Winners

To celebrate National Plantain Month, Chef’s Roll teamed up with Big Banana Plantain Products from MIC Food to give you the opportunity to win some amazing prizes and have your work featured on the Chef’s Roll Instagram! All November long, we asked you to create an original plantain dish, take a photo of it, and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #bigbananaplantainmonth2018 for the chance to be the Grand Prize winner or one of our 4 Runner Up Winners.
Our 4 Runner’s Up will win a Chef’s Roll prize pack containing a Chef’s Roll ballcap, a custom Chef’s Roll tumbler from Big Frig, and Chef’s Roll stickers and sharpies. The Grand Prize is a $500 gift card to TigerChef.com and the grand prize winner will also receive the Chef’s Roll prize pack.
Scroll below to see who won!


Chef Max Santiago

“Maduro (Plantain) Fritter”

24 Hour Raised Brioche Dough / Sweet Fried Plantains / Ancho Chili Jupina Glaze

Congratulations, Chef!


Chef Nixta Cocina Joven

“Banana Brulee, Plantain Puree, and Chamomile Ice Cream”

Chamomile and Honey Bee Ice Cream / Vanilla Crumble / Chocolate Ganache / Red Fruit Puree / Coco Tuil / Caramelized Sous Banana / Mashed Plantain 

Chef Terence Tomlin

“Sea Scallop and Plantain”

Scallop / Plantain / Persimmon / Micro-Scallion / Coconut Foam 

The Delightful Table

“Dessert Plantain Gnocchi”

Plantain and Semolina Flour Gnocchi / Pomegranate Syrup / Plantain, Turmeric, and Cashew Cream / Fresh Pomegranate / Mint 

Chef Esai Negrete

“Plantain and Grilled Octopus”

Grilled Octopus / Chimichurri / Plantain and Grilled Piquillo Modfongo / Saffron Beurre Blanc / Plantain Dust / Fried Plantain Chips / Dill

 Thanks again to everyone who participated in our #BigBananaPlantainMonth2018 contest this November with Big Banana Plantain Products by MIC Food! We loved seeing all of your creativity in your uses of plantain in your dishes.

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