Chef Ryan wins the Zisboombah Chef’s Battle at Taste of Chicago

In showdown against Chef Patsy Bentivegna, of Cooking Skills Academy, Chef Ryan took the prize after winning over a group of 12 year-old judges with his Watermelon Soup with Cantaloupe Bubbles.  Zisboombah is a culinary advocacy group that has developed a unique platform from which to address childhood obesity.  Through it’s interactive, kid-friendly website, Zisboombah recently took top prize in First Lady’s Apps for Healthy Kids contest.

Chef Ryan’s winning three-course menu was prepared in just 25 minutes, with Asha, his guest sous chef:

Spinach Salad with Roasted Grape Vinaigrette
Turkey Quesadilla with Pepper Jack atop Roasted Heirloom Tomato Salsa
Watermelon Soup with Cantaloupe Bubbles