This year's National Veal Collegiate Competition had so many great, creative, and delicious-looking entries, that it was not easy to pick winners. Starting in February culinary students from six states chose to compete in a veal recipe contest for scholarship money. Beef Checkoff-funded Veal – Discover Delicious and State Beef Councils partnered to host this competition for culinary students in six states!
Participating culinary students had to watch an online video to learn about the humane practices of today's veal farmers. After watching this virtual farm tour culinary students took to the kitchen to create a unique recipe that would fit a restaurant's appetizer menu.
The competition was tough, but this year's state winners are as follows:
Arizona State Winner: Leslie Lecomte from Arizona Culinary Institute won with her Wienerschnitzel Bites with Lemon & Tarragon Mustard
Florida State Winner: Brejean Guzman from Miami Dade Community College won with his Veal Egg Rolls
New York State Winner: Nathan Roof from Finger Lakes Community College won with his Grilled Lemon Parmesan Veal
Ohio State Winner: Andrea Lazos from Cincinnati State Technical & Community College won with her Ginger Veal Wontons with Tamarind Sauce
Texas State Winner: Sharday Melvine from Dallas College won with her Veal short ribs and polenta with sweet and spicy pepper sauce
Wisconsin State Winner: Jasmine Bylander from the Chippewa Valley Technical College with Sticks and Dip
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In the end, Leslie Lecomte from Arizona took the title as the 2022 winner of the State and National Veal Collegiate Competition. People also got to vote for their favorite entry online, choosing a People's Choice winner of the competition. This year's People's Choice winner was a tie between Jasmine Bylander with Sticks and Dip and Andrea Lazos and her Ginger Veal Wontons with Tamarind Sauce! See all these great entries, visit Veal.org today, or download all their delicious recipes in an e-book at Veal.org here!