Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Residential Dining employees battle over salads

Six Residential Dining Services employees served up stiff competition in the Salad Battle at Bursley Hall dining room.

The Feb. 26 event required contestants to compose and plate a main entrée salad using vegetables, fruits, starches, meats and proteins of their choice. They had an hour and a half to create their entrees, which were judged on the merits of taste and texture, presentation and creativity. After the judging, the contestants served small portions of their salads to Bursley diners.

Michael John, left, plates his entrees alongside Salad Battle contestants Tracey Duval, Esteban Corbin and Judy Eberline at Bursley Hall dining room. (Photo by Peter Logan, Housing Communications)

The event was designed to showcase the culinary creativity of RDS employees, many of whom work in new dining facilities that are offering innovative food choices, Housing officials say. Additional competitions are planned throughout the year.

The Judges Award went to Joyua Williams for her “Salmon Over Salad.” The Crowd Favorite, selected by diners, was Lili Tan’s “California Avacado Salad.”

Other contestants included Tracey Duval, Michael John, Esteban Corbin and Judy Eberline. The judges were Bursley Hall Director Leon Howard, Bursley student Daniel Lagreca and Residential Dining Services Associate Director Dan Schleh.