4th Annual Collards Cook Off

cookoffBYP hosted our annual Collard Greens Cook Off on November 15. Here are some photos from the event!bouquetThe Community Center was festooned with green and yellow pennants, and every table was graced with a bouquet of flowers. Best of all was the smell of hot, delicious comfort food.tastingEleven cooks brought eight different Collard Greens recipes, ranging from sweet to salty to spicy. For $5, attendees could sample each dish, and then vote for their favorite. The BYP youth supplied side dishes to complement the salty, savory greens, including Mac and Cheese, mashed potatoes, corn bread, cookies and sweet tea.samplesThe event also featured a raffle and silent auction. Raffle prizes included tickets to the Zoo, the Warhol, the Children’s Museum, and a gift basket full of toys from the movie Frozen. The auction was composed of tickets to the Opera, the Symphony, a gift basket from Brew Gentlemen, as well as pieces of artwork, some made by local artists in Braddock, and a few screen prints by the BYP youth.auctionWe want to give a special thank you for the generous donations we received. Thank you to the Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh Opera, Brew Gentemen, Cindy McCune, Nancy Shelton and Braddock Redux.overlookOnce the votes were in, we saw that the results were very close. In fact, we had a tie for second place, between Ferry Thankful Greens by Kimmy and Chris Ferry and Growing Up Green by Fairless, brought to us by Valerie Alchier and Jeff Millner. First place went to a returning champ, Rachelle Mackson and her Sweet Sally’s greens. Thank you to our other participating cooks: Jackie Page-Heidelberg, Ben Frazier, Rev. Samuel Thomas, Alice Leibowitz, and Joyce and Brendan Renne. Thank you to everyone who came to the event and made it a success!winners

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