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Chefs go for gold at Twinsburg Public Library's 'Food Olympics'

Celebrity chef judges choose Miguel Helfers for gold

From Staff Reports Published: August 25, 2016 12:10 PM

Twinsburg -- About 12 amateur chefs from the area went for gold in the first-ever Twinsburg Public Library Food Olympics Cooking Contest, conducted Aug. 20 at the library.

The gold medal went to Miguel Helfers, with his causa limena-Peruvian potato salad.

Silver was awarded to Kathy Prorok for her Mexican flan; and the bronze medal went Madelon Alunni for her hummingbird cake, a banana-pineapple spice cake.

Celebrity chefs who judged the contest included Brandt Evans of Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern; Kathleen Reppl, the family and consumer science teacher at Twinsburg High School; and Paul Ackman, chef at Red's Place Catering.

Other dishes throughout the culinary tribute to the Rio Olympics included creme brulee and various types of pies and cakes.

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About 45 people attended the afternoon, said Lori Holmes, organizer of the event and adult services librarian at Twinsburg Public Library.

"It was a really fun experience," she said.

-- Compiled by Editor Andrew Schunk

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