July Recipe Contest Winners

Our Summer Recipe Contest sparked the culinary imagination of the best “home chefs” in the Valley and in States beyond.

As mouth-watering recipes began to pour in by email it became increasing evident that choosing the winners would not be easy.  From delightful expressions of love handed down from generation to generation, to impromptu concoctions created to jolt our taste buds we were ecstatic about each and every entry!

All the recipes were divided into categories and distributed among Callaway staff members who were given the daunting task of narrowing the field to 17 finalists.

In order to feature every finalist’s recipe in the best possible light, JoAnn asked her good friend and renowned French Chef, Vincent Guerithault to prepare each recipe in his famous restaurant, Vincent on Camelback.  What an honor to have one of the most celebrated chefs in the Valley preparing our cuisine!

We were invited to the restaurant on 40th Street and Camelback where we were treated to a luncheon that included all of the finalist’s savory and sweet delights served by the wonderful staff at Vincent’s.  We would like to give Vincent and all his staff a very special “Thank You” for contributing their time and culinary skills that made our Summer Contest such a success.

Every dish was over-the-top delicious and the votes were very close. In fact, one category was just too close to call.  There was a tie for both first and second place.

All first place winners received a KitchenAid® mixer and all second place winners received a $100 gift card to Williams-Sonoma.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who entered!  We’ve posted the winners’ names and a link to their recipes below.  Have fun preparing them for your family!


* Those Callaways Special Award Winner *

Tracine U. - Grilled Peach Salsa


1st Place Winners

On the Grill (Hot Dishes)

Carrie W. – Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze (A $300 donation was made to the Salvation Army per her request.)

Cool Treats (Cold Dishes): TIE

Gary & Jane T. – Pesto Cheese Ball

Colleen T. - Creative Waldorf Salad


Angie K. - Mascarpone Strawberry Mini Cupcakes


2nd Place Winners

On the Grill (Hot Dishes)

Brian R. – Tequila Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Cool Treats (Cold Dishes): TIE

Paul S. – Paul’s Pasta

Hannah N. – Cole Slaw

Desserts: TIE

Jane F. – Spiced Peach Carrot Bread

Carey C. – Oreo Cheesecake Balls


One Response to “July Recipe Contest Winners”

  1. avatar Tracine U. says:

    Dear those Callaways,
    Thank you so much for my RED KitchenAid Stand Mixer!!!! I absolutely love it! You guys are the best!!!!!!! :)
    - Tracine U

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