The Locavore Cooking Challenge

September 25th, 2012 by elmarrotte

Localvore Cooking ChallengeAcclaimed chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain once said, “I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.” That idea summed up a September 25 cooking competition at Plymouth State University that left several hundred PSU students, staff and faculty smiling after being treated to a multitude of freshly prepared, locally produced foods. The Localvore Cooking Challenge at Prospect Dining Hall pitted chefs from seven New Hampshire and Vermont colleges and universities creating made-to-order dishes based on local, fresh ingredients – with those sampling the food voting for their favorite dish.

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Meet the Team

Chicki Merrill

Chicki Merrill was born in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to Vermont was she was very young and lived there until at the age of 18 when she moved to Lebanon, NH. When she got married the happy couple moved to Springfield, MA for a few years. When they returned to Lebanon, Chicki worked at Dartmouth Hospital, then as a waitress in Holderness and for the Plymouth, NH newspaper for 12 years. Chicki finally got it right when she joined the Sodexo team here at PSU 5 years ago.