Cherry Winners

A big thank you to all the chefs who took part in the Featured Ingredient Challenge with Montmorency Tart Cherries. From cherry jerk pork to cherry semifreddo, it was great to see a wide range of uses of Montmorency Tart Cherries in the following forms: frozen, dried, juice, juice concentrate, and canned. Click here to view the Top 25 Finalists and see the Final Winners below. We hope the entries have inspired you to put Montmorency Tart Cherries on the Menu!

The Montmorency Tart Cherries Winners

Grand Prize – Jeff Bonilla

Smoked cherry sous vide duck breast | tart cherry spiced risotto | crispy duck skin | foie cherry mousse | spicy carrots


Runners Up

Rebecka Evans

Montmorency Tart Cherry Crudo: Ahi Tuna and Smoked Salmon with Cherry-Balsamic Spheres and Tart Cherry Salsa

Seung Min

Cherry beets salad with goat cheese and candied walnut

Louis Robinson

Cherry Jerk pork Jerk pork ribeye • Honey cherry glaze • Feta cream • Sautéed corn cherries and shallots • Okra leaves

Melody Yono

Montmorency Cherries Gone Wild: Chocolate cherry ganache tart, cherry whiskey creme anglaise, toasted almond, crystallized dried cherries & meringue

Grand Prize:

Custom chef knife with Cherry Wood handle by Nora Knives
Black leather knife roll with Cherry Red stitching by JENDE
Custom Lost Car Chef Coat & Apron
Custom Chefs Spoon with Cherry logo

Four Runners Up:

Black leather knife roll with Cherry Red stitching by JENDE
Nora pairing knife
Custom Chefs Spoon with Cherry logo

People’s Choice:

Congratulations to Chef Toni Elkhouri for taking home the People’s Choice Award with 511 votes – you win a custom Nora Knife with Cherry wood handle!