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PLANT-ain Based MIC Food Contest – WINNERS

Last month, we challenged US-based chefs to make a creative, unique, and delicious plantain dish using plantains from MIC Food for the chance to win a ton of incredible prizes! The competition was incredible with so many amazing plantain-based dishes coming in from around the country – however only a few lucky chefs could win. Scroll below to see which chefs the MIC Food judges decided should take home the prizes from Waring Commercial and Cangshan Cutlery!

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Our Grand Prize Winner is taking home a MASSIVE prize: A brand new 20 quart Planetary Mixer from Waring Commercial‘s new Luna Series AND a fine new blade from Cangshan’s Thomas Keller Signature Collection. Congrats, chef!

Chef Sean Streete

“Jamaican Blue Draws”

 Plantain / Corn Meal / Green Banana / Cassava / Fresh Coconut / Coconut Milk / Cinnamon and Nutmeg / Finished with a little Brûléed Plantain Purée on top



Our two runner ups just won a brand new knife from Cangshan as well as some swag from Chefs Roll! Great work, chefs!

Chef Brad Prose

“Chicharron studded Mojo Pork Belly Burger”

Chicharron-Studded Mojo Pork Belly Burger / Fried Plantain Fritter filled with Queso / Cilantro Mojo / Smokey Plantain-Chile Ketchup / Pig Ear Fries


Chef Kiana Keiser

“The Basquiat – A Haitian Chocolate NY Cheesecake”

Haitian Raw Chocolate / Vanilla Bean / Cinnamon / Anise / Nutmeg and Coconut Milk Cheesecake / Almond-Cocoa Shortbread Cookie Crust / Dark Chocolate Ganache / Ginger/ White Chocolate Mousse / Candied Plantains / Accompanied by a Coconut and Plantain Sorbet, Candied Oranges, and a Sour Orange Coulis Crown.



These two cooks received the most votes on their incredible plantain dishes online! The votes were so neck-and-neck, we decided they both deserved to win and will be receiving a Chef’s Roll prize pack, containing a Chef’s Roll embroidered ballcap and more! Congrats!


Chef Lisa Delgado

Quick Fired Certified A5 Japanese Wagyu / Sweet Plantain Mousse / Duck Fat Fried Sweet Plantain / Fleur de Sel / Black Truffle / Mayo Mustard Seed


Chef Corinne Ramos

“Big Banana Gnocchi”

Gluten-free Gnocchi made from Big Banana Frozen Sweet Plantains, Corn Flour, and Eggs / Cilantro / Fire-Roasted Poblano and Sunflower Seed Pesto / Roasted Corn Salsa / topped with Cotija Cheese