Los Angeles-Based Chef Wins Top Prize in Earth Day Culinary Competition; Judging Panel Included Actress Julianne Moore
Chef Kirschner competed against two other well-known chefs, including Chef
Tasked with demonstrating the versatility of soybeans and their various forms, each chef prepared and plated three delicious dishes live on-site, given five minutes to prepare a soy-based beverage, 15 minutes to make a savory soy dish and 15 minutes for a soy-based dessert. Chef Kirschner's winning recipes will be available to consumers on
- Beverage: Orange Julius Soytini
- Savory: Panko Crusted Miso Marinated Tofu Steak with Edamame Puree, Soy Stir Fried Mushrooms and Shishito Peppers
- Sweet: Chocolate Fudge Soysicle
"My restaurant is dedicated to supporting sustainability and sourcing local ingredients. Weaving more earth-friendly foods, like soy, into your diet is one of the best ways to reduce your impact on the planet," said Chef Kirschner. "Soy is so versatile. It makes an excellent center-of-the plate protein, but can also be incorporated into a great on-the-go food, like SOYJOY. I'm thrilled to continue working with SOYJOY, a brand that supports this kind of eco-friendly cuisine and seeks to communicate the benefits of soy - for health and for the planet."
Celebrity chef, author and TV host
For more information about Battle of the Chefs: Eco-cuisine and to watch exclusive video content, including easy soy-based recipes to try at home, visit www.SOYJOY.com. To embed video or request broadcast-quality footage, please visit: www.newscastus.com/mediablast/SOYJOY/100006/100006.html.
About the Competitors
In 2007, Kirschner arrived at Wilshire Restaurant as chef de cuisine and was quickly promoted to executive chef. He earned a three-star rating from
A graduate of the
Chef CC, Clean Plate Meals
Chef CC Consalvo, known as Chef CC, began her personal cheffing career more than eight years ago creating fresh, nutritiously potent meals for private clients. As demand grew, she created Clean Plate Meals to share her cuisine with a wider clientele. Chef CC has a fiery passion for fresh-picked, local ingredients and the knowledge of the necessity of sustainable practices.
SOYJOY is an all-natural, nutrient-rich food baked with whole soy and real fruit. All soy comes from soybeans, which are naturally grown beans similar in size to a pea. Whole soy is minimally processed and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. The whole soybeans in SOYJOY are ground to keep the naturally-occurring fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients intact. Each SOYJOY offers a combination of high quality protein, fiber and fat, which helps to provide sustained energy without a lot of calories. SOYJOY is available in a variety of great flavors: Apple, Strawberry, Berry, Mango Coconut, Peanut Chocolate Chip and Raisin Almond. For more information, please visit www.SOYJOY.com
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