Hellmann’s “Build a Bowl” Contest Winners

We teamed up with Hellmann’s to present the “Build a Bowl” Contest! We asked you to create a flavorful bowl using your favorite ingredients and your choice of Hellmann’s salad dressing. The chef with the most beautiful bowl – and that adhered to the submission guidelines: healthy, innovative, and globally-influenced – won a grand-prize trip package for a night in NYC, dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, and an exclusive consultation session with the UFS chefs  – not to mention a custom Chef’s Roll-branded knife roll from Jende Industries.
The competition was incredible, with so many amazing dishes to choose from. Scroll below to see our Grand Prize Winner, People’s Choice Winner and all the awesome Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to our two winners and a huge thank you to all the talented chefs who participated!


Chef Bailey Miller

Smoked Hellmann’s Honey Dijon / Coriander Cured Albacore Tuna / Honey Roasted Heirloom Carrots / Pickled and Charred Green Strawberries / Fermented Heart of Palm / Pistachio Duqqa / Squid Ink Tapioca Cracker / Shaved Fennel / Mustard Greens / Shiso / Micro Swiss Shard / Smoked Maldon Salt

 Hellman’s® Classics Salad Dressing Used: Honey Dijon

Chef Bailey Miller’s dish is not only the most visually interesting entry in the contest (The textures! The palette! The squid ink tapioca cracker!), it also demonstrates a huge range of techniques (curing, smoking, roasting, pickling, charring, fermenting, you name it…) while also following the contest guidelines really closely. It’s healthy, innovative, and showcases “globally influenced” flavors (Specifically, Scandinavian flavors involving pickling and fermentation contrasted with the interesting twist of the duqqa.)

Congratulations Chef!


Chef Joseph Martinez

Black Garlic Coffee Crusted Australian Lamb Loin / Confit Baby Carrots / Parsnip Puree / Crispy Red Quinoa / Smoked Blackberry-infused Hellmann’s Balsamic Dressing

Hellmann’s® Classics Salad Dressing Used Used: Balsamic


Throughout the competition, we gave the public the opportunity to vote for their favorite “Build a Bowl” submission! With fantastic composition and balance, a delicious choice of ingredients, and just a really nice tuile, Chef Joseph Martinez’s bowl won the most votes from the community! The People’s Choice prize is a $500 gift card to TigerChef.com!

Congratulations Chef!


Chef Austin Harrell
“Southern Lamb Bowl”

Kentucky Soy Sous Vide Lamb / Charred Celery Consomme / Sweet Miso Hellmann’s Blue Cheese Dressing / Dehydrated Tomato Crouton / Crispy Quinoa and Sprouted Lentil Grains / Brulee Blue Cheese Wedge

Hellmann’s® Classics Salad Dressing Used: Blue Cheese


Chef Carlos Perez
“Touch of Fall”

Smoked Pepitas / Chestnut Honey / Roasted Baby Beets / Wine Poached Cherries / Rye Soil / Butternut Squash Ricotta / Candied Puffed Farro / Whipped Hellmann’s Ranch / Crispy White Sweet Potato

Hellmann’s® Classics Salad Dressing Used: Ranch


Chef Ruben Rapetti

Roasted Beets and Shallots in Miso Glaze / Toasted Grains / Garlic Scapes / Dehydrated Golden and Goji Berries / Turmeric-infused and Blueberry-infused Hellmann’s Caesar Dressing

Hellmann’s® Classics Salad Dressing Used: Caesar


Chef Catherine Auger
“Fall of the 780 (Vegan)”

Panna Cotta / Sake-Poached Turnips, Turnip Greens, Fava Beans, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, and Fennel fronds all from Sundog Organics / Sauteed Gruger Family Fungi Pink Oyster Mushrooms with housemade Chickpea Miso and Hellmann’s Balsamic “Butter” / Hellmann’s Balsamic Tapioca Chips / Hellmann’s Balsamic foam / Foraged and Pickled Spruce Tips / Reclaimed Urban Garden Sunflower Shoots, Petals, and Bachelor Buttons / Micro Basil from home 

Hellmann’s® Classics Salad Dressing Used: Balsalmic


Chef Jeremy Howell

Hellmann’s Blue Cheese Marinated Paupiette Halibut / Blue cheese / Tarragon Puffed Ancient Grain Risotto / Smoked Hellmann’s Blue Cheese Dressing AIR / Celery Leaf Pesto / Tomato Flowers / Edible Flowers / Ancient Grain Flour

Hellmann’s® Classics Salad Dressing Used: Blue Cheese

 Thanks again to everyone who participated in our Hellmann’s #buildabowlcontest! We loved seeing all of your creativity in your uses of Hellmann’s Dressing.

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