At the 2009 Tabasco Hottest Chef Contest, which took place last month at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, two winners were selected for submitting entrée recipes for any daypart of the menu that incorporated Tabasco products and did not exceed a menu price of $15.

Stephen Pribish (pictured, above), sous chef for Overbrook Golf Club in Villanova, Pa., won the $10,000 grand prize in the professional category for his oven roasted pork tenderloin with seven-vegetable couscous and Tabasco green chimichurri (pictured, below).
The grand prize winning dish, oven roasted pork tenderloin with seven-vegetable couscous and green chimichurri featured Tabasco brand Green Jalapeño Pepper Sauce and Tabasco brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce.*

The professional and student category winners were awarded cash prizes and will be featured along with their winning recipes on

*Photos courtesy of McIllhenny Co./Tabasco Brand Products
NSF International is seeking nominations for its seventh annual Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) program. Foodservice operators, manufacturers, researchers and members of academia are encouraged to submit nominations. Winners will be recognized in one of eight awards categories: education, training, equipment, design, packaging innovation, product development, research advances, system improvement and technology breakthroughs. NSF also will recognize one individual with a lifetime achievement award for significant contributions to advancing food safety. The complete guidelines are available on NSF's Web site.

The 2010 FSLA program winners will be announced at the Food Safety Summit, which will take place at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center April 12 to 14.

The new Culinary Watch from Morpheus is the first timepiece designed especially for chefs and those who have a passion for the art of cooking. It features a Swiss alarm movement, 316L stainless steel case and super hard sapphire crystal, for surviving even the roughest kitchen abuse. Rare for a quartz movement, the Culinary Watch even has a battery power meter and GMT indicator for a second time zone.

The overall shape of the watch case is in the subtle form of a skillet and the crowns and pushers remind one of oven knobs. The crown protector is fashioned like a cookware handle, complete in detail even down to the fastening bolts! These features provide the theme of the watch, without compromising the excellent overall impression of this unique timepiece. The Culinary Watch is available in stainless or gold tone.

Chef Michael Jordan of Rosemary's sports the Morpheus Culinary Watch.

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