Hawaii’s Kristine Snyder Named America’s Top Amateur Chef

Posted by on Sep 25

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Pineapple Festival 2007 EventChef Kristine Snyder from Maui, Hawaii, has just been named America's Top Amateur Chef in the LG Electronics "Taste of Something Better" competition, held at the Bon Appetit Supper Club & Cafe in New York City. She's also won the opportunity to represent America at a global-scale cooking competition in Bangkok, Thailand, for the LG Global 2009 "Life Tastes Good" Championship.

Emcee Mary Nolan, host of the Food Network show "Chic and Easy," served as the hostess for the event. The three finalists were Napa's Jamie Miller, Kansas City's Lindsay Weiss, and the eventual winner, Kristine Snyder.

Each amateur chef was judged by a panel of well-known names and faces, including Bon Appetit Executive Chef Cat Cora, "Top Chef" contestant and Bon Appetit Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Lindenauer, and Richard Blais from "Top Chef" as well.

Last year, the championship was held in Dubai with over fifteen countries arriving to participate, and the winner was Petri Uys from South Africa. The winner (among other impressive prizes like a scholarship to the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu Paris culinary academy) received a VIP tour of Dubai attractions and highlights. This year, the LG global cook-off in Bangkok will be held November 10-12 for the championship title... and the prizes will likely be bigger and better than ever.

Source: LGE.com

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