StayVA Cooking Contest Congratulates Chef Jim McCullough
We recently held our annual hospitality conference at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, VA. And, as always, one of the attendees’ favorite activities was our cooking contest. This year’s contest focused on local influence and local ingredients. That meant these recipes fresh and delicious. But they also reflect the heart of Virginia’s “Buy Local” movement.
Take a look at a couple of the amazing recipes that were prepared for the contest:
Greens, Eggs, and Ham by Chef Rachel from Waypoint House B&B
- What a perfect combination of seasonings! Spinach and kale, eggs, and Canadian bacon sit on top of an English muffin. Serve with Sweet Potato Hash, and you have one incredibly satisfying breakfast! Click here for the Greens, Eggs, and Ham
recipe. Click here
for the Sweet Potato Hash recipe.
Butternut Squash and Pecan Waffles by Chef Debbie from Meadowbrook Farm B&B
– If you’ve never had waffles made with pureed butternut squash, then you’re missing out! This recipe includes a combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped pecans and more. Top it off with a homemade apple butter syrup, and your taste buds will thank you. Click here
for the recipe.
And now, a huge congratulations to the winner of the 2016 cooking contest, Jim McCullough, Chef at The Inn at Court Square
! Jim’s winning dish was Virginia Flavored Huevos Rancheros.
This is a mouthwatering egg-based meal crafted from high quality local ingredients:
- Fresh Woodson’s Mill cornmeal tortillas
- Langleigh Farm's fresh organic eggs
- Everona Dairy cheese
- Fresh salsa fresco
- Hash browns
sautéed with Rock Barn Farm chorizo
and fried pork belly
to check out The Inn at Court Square’s blog for more info about Jim and his cuisine.
Congratulations to Chef Jim McCullough, and thank you to our sponsor, Potter’s Fire
, for the beautiful customized platter presented to Jim!
Photos courtesy of http://www.jamicarlton.com/