Long Island Chef, Lia Soscia, CPC Wins Recipe OF The Year Award At National Convention

Chef Lia Soscia, Certified Personal Chef with the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) has taken top honors for Recipe Of The Year during the 2009 USPCA national convention in New Orleans, LA.

Chef Soscia’s winning recipe was a Brasciole (pronounced bra’zhul) dish that she created for her Personal Chef Service clients. “I am always searching for recipes that work for me for my clients.  Often times I find that the best recipes are a blend of two or more proven dishes that compliment each other” Chef Soscia stated.

Chef Lia Soscia is owner/operator of Home Cooking Consultant, a Personal Chef Service operating in Long Island, NY since 2004.  Chef Soscia is a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy which provides specialized business development training for culinary talented individuals.

Judges for this annual competition consisted of professional members within the USPCA.  Chef Donna Mintz of Basil & Barbells PCS in New York stated “My vote is for Lia’s Brasciole.  I saw this recipe, tried it and OMG!  It was amazing and although the ingredient list is extensive, the recipe is not very difficult”.  ”This recipe is one I would and could use for clients. It freezes well, is written for pressure cooker – not my thing, but easily adapts to stovetop or oven” stated USPCA Certified Personal Chef Barbara Converse, owner of Dining By Design PCS in Boca Raton, FL.

Several hundred personal chefs from throughout the United States and Canada converged on New Orleans this July to participate in educational workshops, business seminars and to hear from industry experts on a wide variety of subjects of importance to independent culinary business operators. “The annual convention is primarily a business building and educational event designed to help independent personal chefs strengthen their business and expand their service” stated USPCA President Chef Gail Kenagy. She continued, “Each year we are faced with a huge stack of recipe entries. Judges spend countless hours reviewing and qualifying recipes.  This decision is not easy.  USPCA members are a creative bunch and always amaze me with their unique talents”.

Look for the winning recipe under our Recipe category.

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