Rescue Recipe Throwdown

In honor of Earth Day in April, Elior North America launched the Rescue Recipe Throwdown, a contest that calls on chefs from across our family of companies to create recipes from food that could have been destined for the landfill.

We’re proud to announce our monthly winners for June: first place was awarded to Chef Dennis Rivera from Cura Hospitality for his Whipped Ricotta Toast recipe.

Our teams actively fight against food waste in their units every day, but with the Rescue Recipes Throwdown, Chef Paul Basciano, VP of Culinary Development at Elior North America, wanted to promote a food-waste-mitigation philosophy that encourages outside-the-box thinking about ingredient full use, yield and repurposing.

“The recipe for the month of June that best prescribed to this philosophy is Cura’s Dennis Rivera’s Whipped Ricotta Toast. Dennis found a great way to utilize often-trashed ends of asparagus and incorporate into a trendy, summer seasonal recipe!”

Each month through September 2021, one creative chef will win a grand prize of a $500 Hubert gift card to spice up their kitchen. Additionally, two talented chefs will each win a runner-up prize of a $250 Hubert gift card per month.

Recipes must feature rescued ingredients and will be judged on taste, visual appeal, creativity, and use of rescued ingredients.

Our second-place winner is Chef Christopher Caprio from PMC, for his Broccoli-Scrap Taco recipe, and our third-place winner is Chef Asif Sarkar from Aladdin Campus Dining for his Carrot Halwa recipe.

Congratulations to our winners! Check back here every month to see our latest winning recipes and their chefs!