AICR/C-CAP SuperFoods Competitions
AICR is proud to partner with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), which provides scholarships, education and career opportunity in the culinary arts to underserved youth. AICR/C-CAP Recipe Contests asks high school seniors across the country bring AICR’s recommendations to life. The three winning recipes each year receive scholarships totaling $10,000 from AICR.
This year's challenge: small plates/appetizers. Last year, the challenge focused on desserts.
AICR/C-CAP 2014 Winners
Congratulations to our winners and all the finalists.
1st place: Bryn Timmis
Canyon De Oro High School,
2nd Place: Taylor Sterling,
Princess Anne High School,
Hampton Roads, VA
3rd Place: Sofia Mendoza,
Food and Finance High School,
New York, NY
AICR/C-CAP Winning Recipes
These winning small plates offer delicious, hearty and nutrient-rich dishes perfect for appetizers, parties, or a small meal.
1st – Seared Scallops with Beet Puree
and Arugula Salad
This sophisticated starter shows off
complementary flavors, textures and colors.
2nd – Greek Veggie Sliders
An eggplant-based dish that has a healthy
Mediterranean flare with its herbs and spices.
3rd – Roasted Acorn Squash
with Kale and Quinoa
Vibrantly colored foods create a
unique flavor combination.
Contestants were asked to make their appetizer, soup or salad with a few simple rules, along with following AICR Recipe Guidelines. Winning recipes:
- make 1 to 3 servings
- are primarily vegetarian with small amounts of fish or poultry
- have approximately 150-175 calories or less per serving
- include a variety of cancer-protective foods, such as non-starchy vegetables; fruits; dry beans, peas and soy foods; whole grains; nuts and seeds (no more than 1-2 tablespoons per recipe)
Our three culinary professional judges are:
- Dana Jacobi, Cookbook author and nationally-syndicated food columnist
- Matt Hoyle, Executive Chef, Nobu 57, New York City
- Scott Uehlein, Corporate Chef, Canyon Ranch Health Resorts
AICR/C-CAP Past Challenge
For our first AACR/C-CAP Contest last year, the theme was desserts. High-school culinary students were challenged to create delicious and nutritious desserts using the AICR’s evidence-based guidelines for lowering cancer risk. And they did. Congratulations to our winners.
1st Place: David Robinson,
Hampton Roads, VA
Coconut and Chocolate Sweet Potato Pie
2nd Place: Shameer Griffin,
Chocolate and Blueberry Tofu Mousse
with Sesame Crunch
3rd Place: Jessica Stansbery,
New York Style No-Bake Cheesecake
AICR/CCAP Competitions Updates
For more information on what our C-CAP winners are up to and how chefs are making a difference in cancer-prevention, visit:
- Coming Soon
AICR/C-CAP Competitions Sponsorship
AICR is seeking sponsorships for this program as well as in-kind product coupons for the winning C-CAP center.
If interested, please contact Colleen Harnisch at firstname.lastname@example.org
And thanks to our 2014 sponsors, including Mary’s Gone Crackers and Bob’s Red Mill