Monthly Archives: April 2013

Top Chef – The Winners Are In!

The winners are in for Top Chef!

Our residents got the chance to sample some wonderful dishes at our annual Top Chef competition. Everyone came out to meet the chefs, and vote for their favorite dish. Today, we announce the winners.

*Drumroll Please*

The winners for 2013 Top Chef are:


Congratulations to these excellent Dining Teams and to everyone who participated! Our third annual Taste of Merrill Gardens/Top Chef was the most successful to date with great community involvement. Thank you to all our chefs and community members for helping make Top Chef a success this year!

Each winner receives a permanent plaque for their community and bragging rights for the entire year!

To try out your favorite recipe at home, you can can still view the recipes here.

Here are a few shots from the competition.

Have you tried any of the recipes at home yet?

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Top Chef Goes Into Week 2

Last week we launched our annual Top Chef competition. Since then, we have had a lot of fun in our communities and the competition is already stacking up!

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Will it be the Mango Chicken, the Maple Chipotle Glazed Salmon or the Dr. Pepper Braised Brisket in the winner’s circle?  You get to be the judge?

Here are a few pictures of the entries. Mmmm!

Mango Chicken

Brisket_4

Dr. Pepper Braised Brisket

Salmon_1

Maple Chipotle Glazed Salmon

Voting is easy. To vote for your favorite recipes, click here.

Have you voted yet? Top Chef runs until April 17th. Don’t miss out!

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Top Chef Starts Today!

It’s finally here, the moment we have all been waiting for: Merrill Gardens annual Top Chef Competition! This year we are celebrating our third year of Top Chef and can’t wait to share our delicious recipes with you.

Help us pick the ‘best of the best’ in the following categories. The winning recipes will then be featured in all Merrill Gardens communities or you can try them at home. Voting is now open and runs through April 17th, 2013. Click the links below to view, vote and print these amazing recipes!

Salads

Spinach Salad with Red Currant

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Soups

Wild Mushroom Soup

Shrimp Posole with Sweet Yams

Entrees

Maple Chipotle Glazed Salmon

Dr. Pepper Low Sugar Braised

Mango Chicken

Desserts

Red Velvet Brownies

Green Apple Creme Brulee

Which recipe is your favorite?

Vote for your favorite by clicking here or on any of the links above.

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