Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cleaved Tournament - Queen of Hearts 22

A Queen of Hearts non-com tournament in it's second year of running. Each team is given a bag of mystery ingredients and an hour to cook us the best possible dishes they can! Entrants can use any of the ingredients provided in the mystery bags in any amounts, but can only ingredients from the bags. They are responsible for providing all of their own cooking equipment and utensils. This year, each team was allowed to place two entrants into the competition, with one person as the chef and one as a sous chef. All photos by View staff.

Provided Ingredients:

·         Thinly Sliced Pork Chops
·         Medium Shrimp           
·         Canned Oysters                                                                                                                        
Jean Baptise and Guilliam from Team Hooray

·         Pepperoni Slices

Fresh Produce
·         Red/Orange Bell Peppers
·         Avocado
·         Asparagus
·         Garlic

Canned Produce
·         Whole Potatoes
·         Diced Tomatoes w/ Green Chilies
·         Lima Beans
·         Black Olives
·         Peach Slices

·         Corn Flakes
·         Yellow Rice
·         Oats

Katasha and Del from Team Kara

·         Flour
·         Eggs
·         Butter
·         Heavy Cream
·         Baking Soda
·         Vegetable Oil

·         Mayonnaise
·         Creamy Peanut Butter
·         Raisins
·         Sun Dried Tomato Strips
·         Sweet Flake Coconut
·         Velveeta Cheese Sauce

·         Salt
·         Pepper
·         Chili Powder
·         Paprika
·         Cumin
·         Garlic Salt
·         Onion Powder

Figuring out strategy

Showing his skills

Katasha meticulously measures

A good crowd of people gather to watch

Guilliam hard at work

Plating in the last few minutes

Finishing touches

Team Kara's finished plate

Breaded pork chop with a peach/raisin/ butter sauce, jambalya rice with sauteed shrimp and asparagus

Team Hooray's finished plate
 Breaded and fried porkchop, rice with tomatoes, shrimp, and oysters, grilled stuffed pepper with pork and rice and grilled asparagus, with a peach and cream chaser.

And this year's winner.....

Katasha and Del from Team Kara!


  1. We all want to know, how do we volunteer as a judge for this?