Grilling Guru Event at Macy’s

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This Saturday we checked out the Macy’s Culinary Council Grilling Guru event with celebrity judge Cat Cora at Southpark Mall. Haven’t heard of it? no worries… we’ve got you covered. Macy’s is looking for America’s ultimate grill master and applicants were given the opportunity to submit their “marvelous marinades and rave-worthy rubs” to be selected for the Grilling Guru Competition. Once selected they were pitted against each other in a regional semi-finals match and Macy’s Culinary Council Chefs will judge which grilling kings head to the Sizzle Showdown final in New York City on June 28th. The Grilling Guru Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000, a trip to the 2015 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks and the title of America’s Greatest Grilling Guru.

Grilling Guru

The grilling guru’s representing the SouthEast region were Sherri from Crestview, FL with her Grilled Thai Lamb Loin Chops, Josee from New Port Richey, FL with her Shrimp and Apricot Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Apricot Sauce, and Andre from Coconut Creek, FL with his Steak and Potato Sliders with Basil/Gorgonzola Cream. We weren’t lucky enough to sample any of the contestants food but Cat Cora did supply the entire crowd with a sampling of her own grilling recipe for Chimichurri ‘Cued Chicken and it was DELICIOUS!!! No joke easily one of the best pieces of chicken I have ever sank my teeth into. I wonder if anyone would notice if I submitted that recipe next year???

Grilling Guru Chicken

After an hour of grilling and intense deliberation Cat Cora handed the win to Sherri and her Grilled Thai Lamb Loin Chops. Now Sherri will represent the SouthEast Region and move on to the Sizzle Showdown in NYC on the 28th and compete for the $10,000 Grand Prize!!! Follow the action on Facebook / Twitter and show some support for Sherri at the Finals :)

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