News for the Hospitality Executive
Chefs Michael Geary, Dave Stoltzfus, Mark Pawlowski and
Win the 2009 Pennsylvania Iron Chef Competition
February 20, 2009 - The PA Tourism & Lodging Association in partnership with the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, recently held their third annual Food & Beverage Conference, “Sweet Success in Food & Beverage”, at the Hershey Lodge.
The 2009 Pennsylvania Iron Chef Competition, sponsored by Sysco Central Pennsylvania, closed the Conference. The Competition consisted of four teams with four chefs per team. Each team had two hours to complete a three-course gourmet meal and pair each course with a fitting wine selection. The teams stagger their starting times by fifteen minutes - that way no one is serving a cold dish! To make things more difficult, the competitors do not know what all of their ingredients are. They are provided a list of common pantry items about three weeks prior, but have to pull their proteins out of a hat on the day of the competition
The winning team of both the 2007 and 2008 Pennsylvania Iron Chef Competitions defended their title again, winning this year for a third consecutive time. This outstanding team includes:
Michael Geary, Executive Chef of the Holiday Inn and Conference Center,
The other twelve competing chefs from across Pennsylvania were:
Jeremy Critchfield, Nemacolin Woodlands ResortFor more information on these events visit www.patourism.org/fb or call the PA Tourism & Lodging Association at (717) 232-8880
The PA Tourism & Lodging Association is a private, non-profit, membership-based association that exists to advocate, support, promote and enhance the tourism and lodging industry within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It provides lobbying, education and professional development opportunities, information and other resources as well as value-adding services to its members to ensure their—and the industry’s—ongoing growth and success.
Mark L. Krotulski CHA