Last Friday, our CookWell trainees had a crash course in how to prepare forty pounds of mango salsa in under four hours. It was a lesson in patience, with each ingredient sliced and diced to precision size. The result, a lime/cilantro-infused mélange of mangoes, fire-roasted tomatoes, red peppers and jalapeños, filled as many large metal bowls as PCOL’s chopping station could accommodate before being transferred to containers for transport to the …

                                2019 NJ State Chili and Salsa Cookoff!

Chef Frank, who for fourteen straight years had won 1st Place People’s Choice Award in the salsa category, was determined to repeat the feat. And so he did, raking in the prize for a record fifteenth year! Frank is looking forward to sharing the news with Zakee, Ernest and Aaron, and requests that we please not spill the beans.

Please join us in congratulating CookWell’s Galloping Gourmet and his hard-working trainees on this latest accomplishment!