City of Antioch Wins 1st Place for the 7th Annual Contra Costa County Mayors’ Healthy Cook-off

The city of Antioch walked away with the 1st place winning trophy for the 7th Annual Contra Costa County Mayors’ Healthy Cook-off held at Todos Santos Park in Concord, California.

The winning team was represented by Mayor Wade Harper, Executive Chef Jose Aguilar of Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, Sous Chef Juan Gutierrez from the 2015 Sustainable Hospitality Pathway at Mount Diablo High School.

The winning dish included:
Appetizer: Stuffed eggplant with grilled Tofu, goat cheese and greek yogurt topped with anaheim chilis and balsamic reduction
Salad: Roasted red beet salad with farmers’ greens, goat cheese and a citrus vinaigrette topped with lemon zest and balsamic glacé
Entrée: Stuffed chicken breast with quinoa, leek served with a smoke cherry tomatoes sauce
Dessert: A shutter glass filled with farmers’ market red and green grapes, peaches, red plum, red beet juice and a touch of coconut oil.

Other awards included:
• 1st Place for Creativity – Clayton and Danville
• 1st Place for Presentation – Pleasant Hill and Concord
• 1st Place in Healthiness – Danville and Walnut Creek
• 1st Place in Taste – Antioch

This year the following cities participated by either cooking or officiating as a Judge:

Cooking:
• City of Antioch – Mayor Wade Harper and Lone Tree Golf Event and Event Center Chef Jose Aguilar
• City of Clayton – Councilman Howard Geller and Oakhurst Country Club Chef John Evans
• City of Concord – Mayor Tim Grayson and La Sen Bistro Chef Hai Nguyen
• City of Danville – Councilwoman Renee Morgan and Peasant and the Pear Chef Rodney Worth
• City of Pleasant Hill – Mayor Kenneth Carlson and Wence’s Restaurant Chef Gerardo Wence
• City of Walnut Creek – Mayor Bob Simmons and Lark Creek Café Chef Scott Wall

Judges:
• City of Martinez – Mayor Rob Schroder
• City of San Pablo – Councilman Paul Morris
• City of Oakley – Mayor Doug Hardcastle

Other Judges included:
• CCC Supervisor Candace J. Kay Andersen
• CCC Ag Commissioner Chad Godoy
• CCC Workforce Development Board Vice Chair Chuck Carpenter
• Albertson – Safeway External Communication Manager/Board Member of the East Bay Leadership Council Wendy Gutshall
• Mount Diablo Unified School District Food Service Director Anna Fisher
• Executive Director of the Cancer Support Community of the East Bay Jim Bouquin
• CALinnovates Chief Evangelist Kish Rajan

The event was hosted by Wellness City Challenge, the City of Concord and Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association. Sponsors for the event included:

• Concord Grocery Outlet
• Safeway, Inc.
• John Muir Health
• Mt. Diablo Recycling
• Republic Services
• American Heart Association
• Cancer Support Community of the East Bay
• Kaiser Permanente
• John Ritzenthaler Company
• FloWater