Three-course meal to benefit Central Oregon Community College

Anthony’s at the Old Mill District and the Cascade Culinary Institute at Central Oregon Community College collaborated for their inaugural Chopped Competition on November 6. Ten culinary students from the Institute split into three teams and competed against one another to see which team’s dishes ranked the highest with the use of three secret ingredients: half-shell oysters, petrale sole and cranberries.

The students were judged on a 5-point scale and rated on presentation, flavor, use of the secret ingredient and technique. They were given 45 minutes for the appetizer course, 1 hour for the entree and 30 minutes for the dessert.

The judges for the competition were Thor Erickson, Chef Instructor and Department Chair of Cascade Culinary Institute; Wayne Yeatman and Brooke Harris, Chef Instructors at Cascade Culinary Institute; and Anthony’s very own Chef Gavin Bartlett.

The winning team from the Institute consisted of:

Lisa Densmore – First-year baking and pastry student
Olga Jantschuck – Second-year culinary student
Ken Nelson – Second-year culinary student
Tim Pirisky – Second-year culinary student

The winning items will be featured as a 3-course dinner at Anthony’s Friday through Sunday nights beginning November 15 and running through Sunday, December 15th.

$10 from each dinner will be donated to the Cascade Culinary Institute’s scholarship program at Central Oregon Community College.

3-course dinner for $30

Appetizer course:

Fresh Tillamook Oysters 
(Choice of one of the following preparations:)
Half-shell with ginger soy pearls
Baked with a tomato cream sauce and crispy bacon
Fried crispy cornmeal oysters with remoulade

Entree course: 

Fresh Oregon Petrale Sole
Vegetable butter crumb stuffing with butternut squash puree, roasted Brussels sprouts, yellow zucchini and slaw

Dessert course:

Freshly Baked Shortbread Cookies
Served with coconut whipped cream, Oregon Cape Blanco cranberry compote and Eberhard’s vanilla ice cream

Competitors and judges for the first Chopped Competition, held in early November.