Discover Duck Recipe Contest
Winners have been selected!
2017 Discover Duck® Recipe Contest for Professional Chefs & Culinary Students Winners:

Duck Poblano - 2017 Student Recipe Contest Winner
2017 Grand Prize Winners
Chef Category: Duck Schnitzel (photo in header)
Student Category: Duck Poblano (photo above)
Chef Category:
Grand Prize $10,000 Winner - Duck Schnitzel with Honey Mustard Pretzel Spaetzle, Creamed Brussels Sprouts and Beurre Noisette by Chef Julianne Gutierrez, Williamsburg, VA

The following recipe contest finalists will each receive $1,000:
- Duck Sugo with Egg Yolk Pappardelle by Chef Drew Keane, Sous Chef at Gibsons Italia in Chicago
- Waffle Fried Duck Drumsticks with Smoked Sweet Potato Hash and Cranberry Maple Syrup by Chef Barry Greenberg, Executive Chef at University of Iowa, Iowa City
- Sweet Potato Duck Pavé by Chef Jaci Shelby, Food Fanatics Chef with US Foods in Lenexa, KS
- Heartland Duck Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts Pain Perdu with Bourbon Leek Beurre Blanc by Chef Michael Watz, Evanston, IL

Student Category:
Grand Prize $5,000 Winner - Duck Poblano Jalapeno Chili Sausage on Sweet Potato Waffles with Mango Pepper Relish by Laurie Hartfelder, Nashville State Community College

The following recipe contest finalists will each receive $500 and a knife set:
- Five Spice Duck Legs with Warm Pickled Fennel, Cherries/Persimmons, Persimmon Gel and Chrysanthemum Jus by Adam Conigliaro, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
- Duck Stuffed Plantain Schupfnudeln with Tomato Sauce by Oyindamola Johnson, Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
- Poached Pear Duck Salad with Orange Apple Cider Vinaigrette by Richard Robinson, Chattahoochee Technical School
- Buttermilk Biscuits and Duck Gravy by Richard McGunigale, Nashville State Community College

Congratulations to the winners!
Recipes were judged using these criteria: Creativity/Originality, Accuracy of Recipe/Methodology, and Flavor

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Entry period was March 1-June 4, 2017. Email contest questions to