Atalanta Teams with Palmer Food Service for a Sweety Drop® Chef Competition
Elizabeth, NJ – The 2015 annual Palmer Food Service Show prominently featured a culinary competition using the Atalanta exclusive Sweety Drop pepper. Palmer’s event encouraged over 90 submissions and awarded prizes to the top three finishers.
The Sweety Drop is a tear drop-shaped pepper with a brilliant red hue that originated in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. This unique and versatile pepper’s sweet-hot flavor and distinctive crunch is a flavorful topping for salads, pizzas or even baked goods.
Palmer distributed over 300 jars to their customers who created custom recipes using Sweety Drops. The submissions included soups to sandwiches and were collected throughout the show on October 20th. Each recipe was documented with photos, tasted and voted on by competition judges Tim LaRocca, Mary Jo Staertow, and Hugh Kennedy.
Congratulations to the 2015 Sweety Drop Recipe Contest Winners
1st Place: ‘Peruvian White Bean & True Soup’ by Chef Ron Olsheski of Rocsh, Rochester, NY
2nd Place: ‘Sweet Potato & Peruvian Sweet Pepper Bisque’ by Chef Jerome Richardson of Parker’s Grille, Auburn, NY
3rd Place: ‘Roasted Sweety Drop Mango Pork Glaze’ by Chef Bryan Vaccaro of Rohrbach’s Brew Pub, Rochester, NY
Palmer Food Services is a fifth- generation, family-owned and operated, wholesale food service distributor based in Rochester,