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Cardell Anderson tops CFJ cook-off

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Akeeno Clarke's chicken stuffed with sausage, mashed potato and herbs, turnips and vegetables with white wine reduction.
Chef Cardell Anderson, top chef and cook-off champion.
Chef Cardell Anderson
Cardell Anderson's winning dish of stuffed chicken breast with mashed pumpkin and Irish potato cake.
Kimone Heedram's stuffed pumpkin dumplings with squash.
Shaneica Case's chicken stuffed with sausage served with vegetables.
Tiffany Brown of Montego Bay Community College doing her prep work. - photos by Carl Gilchrist/Freelance Photographer
Tiffany Brown's run dung with parsley chilli potatoes and sautéed vegetables.
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Correction & Clarification

The Western Hospitality Institute was incorrectly identified as a major sponsor of the Culinary Federation of Jamaica's cook-off. The major sponsors of the event were The Best Dressed Chicken and L & M Meats.

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Carl Gilchrist,
Gleaner Writer

Cardell Anderson tops CFJ cook-off

Trainee chef Cardell Anderson of Runaway Bay Heart emerged top chef in the Culinary Federation of Jamaica's (CFJ) cook-off. The cook-off took place during the CFJ's fun day at Cardiff Hall Beach in Runaway Bay, St Ann, last Sunday.

Anderson prepared a dish of mashed pumpkin and Irish potato cake with seared chicken breast stuffed with sausage, to finish on 176 points, two ahead of Eron Thwaites who finished second, and third-place Odane Kerr (170.5), both of Montego Bay Community College. Shaneica Case of Good Ole Days Restaurant in Ocho Rios finished fourth from a field of nine contestants.

The fun day was for CFJ members, relatives and close friends, with several students of the institutions participating. The Best Dressed Chicken and L & M Meats was a major sponsor.

Students who participated in the cook-off were: Akeeno Clarke, Tiffany Brown, Eron Thwaites, Kimone Heedram, Clinton Coleman and Odane Kerr, Cardell Anderson and Tiffany Grant, also from HEART Runaway Bay.