November 16, 2015

Jasmine Einalhori Wins Kosherfest’s Cooking Competition

Secaucus, NJ - Jasmine Einalhori is rapidly becoming one of the star chefs in the kosher community. A graduate of Brooklyn’s Center for Kosher Culinary Arts, she handedly won the 5th annual Kosher Cooking Competition at Kosherfest with her pasta bolognaise with radicchio fennel.  The charming Jasmine already won The Next Great Kosher Chef, the first event of its kind, in 2010. The competition, geared toward would-be professional chefs, garnered plenty of excitement from Jewish foodies who said they were glad to see kosher cuisine finally being equated with tasty cuisine. Hundreds of amateur chefs applied; 10 competed for the big prize, a 152-hour cooking program worth $5,000, which Jasmine won. She will be the chef at Sage Kitchen in Downtown Manhattan. As is the case every year, the event is managed and produced by Jesse Blonder of the Brooklyn Center for Kosher Culinary Arts. The other competing chefs at the Kosherfest competition were Chef Bryan Gryka of Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed in Chicago and Chef Albert Bijou of The Coffee Bar in Lawrence NY. The judges were Jamie Geller of Joy of Kosher, Chef Josh Massin of Nobo Wine and Grill in Teaneck NJ and Dr. Alan Broner of Jack’s Gourmet. The MC was the very talented Naomi Nachman of the Nachum Segal Show on the radio and the Web. As usual, the event generated enormous excitement for the standing room only crowd. Many even got to taste some of the magnificent dishes which the chefs prepared in just 30 minutes.