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Chef Cookoff

Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center

Thank You

Thank you for supporting a successful 5th Annual Chef Cookoff Sponsored by Aramark benefiting the programs and services of the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center. Over 330 people came out to 3015 Trinity Groves. Photos from the event are available here.
Because of your generosity, we were able to raise over $80,825! While we didn't quite reach this year’s goal of $120,000, there is still time to support our programs and services. If you couldn’t attend, it's not too late to support our programs through an online gift!  Please visit our event page and click Details to make an online donation now.

Our guest judges demonstrated the endurance that put them at the top of their game and took on the collective challenge of judging the fifteen dishes that were presented by our competitors. Thank you to:

Michelle Carter-Elder, Three-Time Olympian and World Champion Gold Medalist

Mark McClemore, 19-year Major League Baseball second baseman and broadcaster

Russell Maryland, three-time Dallas Cowboy Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowl defensive tackle

Dallas’ Own, Ira Terrell, Southern Methodist University and NBA Basketball Great

Chris Arnold, Dallas Mavericks Game Night Emcee and Inclusion Ambassador

Chef Fernando Desa is the executive chef and product development manager for Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic-owned food company

Surprise guest judge, Mike Singletary, NFL Hall of Famer and former linebacker for the Chicago Bears


High School Winners: Stadium Snacks of the Future

  • 1st Place Molina Jags from Molina High School for their Thai Chicken Wings with Zucchini Fries

  • 2nd Place Cully Crew from Skyline High School for their entry Taco de Trompo

  • 3rd Place Triple Threat from Conrad High School for their entry: Baked Chicken Tenders with Honey Siracha Sauce and Graham Nut Cluster and Punch


Aramark Culinary Excellence (ACE) Challenge Winners

  • 1st Place – Chef Stanley Stoval of Houston Methodist

    Stadium Food: Nawlins Trio Nachos

    Drink: Black 'n Gold Super Bowl

  • 2nd Place – Chef Edwin Fairhurst of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute

    Stadium Food: Texas Primetime Cowboy Ribeye Roll and Southwest Kale Slaw

    Drink: Guava Strawberry Cucumber Fresca Smoothie

  • 3rd Place – Chef Elbert Smith from Trinity Mother Francis in Tyler, Texas

    Food: Masala Papad Seafood Bowl with Peach Mango Salsa

    Drink: Pomegranate Blueberries Ginger Smash Smoothie


2019 Chef Cookoff

April 25, 2019, 2 p.m.
3015 at Trinity Groves
3015 Gulden Lane, Dallas, TX 75212
Stadium Food of the Future

  • About The Chef Cookoff
  • Teams Compete in Two Rounds of Competition
  • Stay Informed
  • Sponsors

About The Chef Cookoff

The BSW HWC Chef Cookoff is a signature fundraising event for BSW HWC. Since beginning in 2014, the Cookoff has raised over $324,000 to support health and wellness programs, education initiatives and outreach projects. BSW HWC invites you to support this event and join us in combating chronic diseases that impact so many of the families in our community.

Teams Compete in Two Rounds of Competition

Savor the flavor of competition for an afternoon of food, fun, health and wellness. This is the fifth year of the Chef Cookoff sponsored by Aramark benefiting the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center. This year’s competition requires teams get in the game with creative new and healthy offerings as an alternative to the traditional stadium favorites like hot dogs and nachos.

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