Local Chef Named Finalist in National Recipe Competition

Update (06/08/16): In Traveler’s Rest, Executive Chef Christina Halstead of the Café at Williams Hardware has been named one of the top three finalists competing to win a $50,000 prize package in General Mills’ Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest. Her pimento cheese biscuit BLT sandwich was the winning recipe in the “breakfast” category.

After being initially named a top 6 finalist, her pimento cheese biscuit BLT sandwich has become wildly popular at the café. The contest was open to restaurant operators, chefs and cooks who submitted an original recipe using at least one ingredient from a list of eligible products. Christina and the other two finalists will travel to General Mills’ headquarters in Minneapolis June 21 to find out who wins the $50,000 grand prize! Jennifer Martin has all the details.

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