by Chef Kendall Huff
Native Foods Cafe
I had the pleasure of being one of the three judges at the first ever Food Fight in the Whole Foods Wellness Center here in Chicago… and needless to say, it was awesome! There are only 5 Wellness Centers in the Nation: Dedham, MA, Oakland, CA, New York, NY, Princeton, NJ and luckily one here in Chicago.
The Wellness Center is designed to help those who want to make lifestyle changes in a positive direction and those who want assistance and support for the journey. Not only do members get coaching, cooking classes and nutritional classes, they also receive unlimited access to core classes and discounts on the supper club!
It’s a great program that is set up and run by the coolest cats, especially the location in Chicago!
As for the FOOD FIGHT, 3 employees, Kevin Fitchuk, Megan Lentine, and Alex Anderson, fought their way to the last round of judging. They had to create, cook and present their dishes to 3 judges along with 20 Members of the Wellness Center. All three contestants did a fantastic job, and here are some of the goodies I got the eat…
1-Mango Cilantro Spring Rolls
2- Veggie Stir Fry with brown Rice
3- Mixed Berry Sorbet
1-Kamut Apple Salad
2- Mushroom Farro Burger
3- Sweet Apples and Puffs (Yummmmm…)
1- Papa Tim Allen’s Classic Bruschetta
2- Papa Paul Krugman’s Classic Sweet Pepper Potato Sauce and Pasta
3- Mama Twiggy’s Classic Raw Banana Pistachio Treat (pictured below)
(This was AMAZING!!)
And the Winner……ALEX and that delicious Raw dessert! Man was that good!
Thanks for a great time and delicious food Whole Foods and the Wellness Center Team!