Winners from the L.A. County Fair’s SPAM Kid Chef of the Year recipe contest have been announced. The contest was held Sept. 26.
The contest received 23 entries. Each recipe was required to use at least one 12-ounce can of SPAM Classic or any other 12-ounce variety to create any type of recipe. Recipes were judged on kid appeal, appearance and originality of the recipe.
First prize went to Devon Lux-Archer, 10, of Ontario for his entry of G.I Rolls. Devon’s entry included four different varieties of sushi made with SPAM. In addition to his sushi, Devon was dressed in military attire and his entry also included a history of SPAM and the military. Second place went to Sarah Rosendahl, 10, of San Bernadino for her entry of Wammies- which was brownies made with wheat and SPAM. Third place went to Christopher Palomino of Chino for his entry of Na`cho Ordinary SPAM- which was a SPAM bean dip.
First place was awarded $150 and a ribbon. Second place was awarded $50 and a ribbon. Third place was awarded $25 and a ribbon. In addition, first through third place were awarded an award certificate, apron and a chef hat. The first place winning recipe will also be submitted to the national competition, which has a grand prize of $1,000 cash plus $1,000 donated to the winner’s favorite charity. The first place grand prize winner will also be featured in national publicity.
To access photos of the winners of the SPAM Kid Chef of the Year Recipe Contest, please visit the Web site at fairplex.com. Click on the About Us section and scroll down to Fairplex Newsroom. The username is firstname.lastname@example.org, and the password is “fairplex.”
For more information on the L.A. County Fair, call (909) 623-3111 or visit lacountyfair.com.