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Did You Catch The Sauciest Competition Of The Year?

Did You Catch The Sauciest Competition Of The Year?


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Did You Catch The Sauciest Competition Of The Year?

The tournament began in August, with chefs from all our communities submitting their best rib recipes. Kevin Penn, StoryPoint Group’s Corporate Executive Chef, then selected 32 of these chefs to pit their ribs against one another. Each round was held at a neutral community, with that community’s residents and head chef serving as judges.

Chef Francesco bested chefs from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa to make it to the championship round at the StoryPoint Group home office in Brighton, Michigan — where he went up against Chef Bastian Wibowo from StoryPoint Naperville in Naperville, Illinois.

In the end, Chef Francesco’s BBQ Baby Back Ribs with homemade basting sauce and fresh herbs, served with grilled Yukon Gold potatoes, wowed the judges and won the day. He brought home “The Bacon” trophy and bragging rights to StoryPoint Fairfield. The residents and the community couldn’t be prouder — or more excited to eat his award-winning cooking.

StoryPoint award winning bbq sauce recipe

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD

 

The Award-Winning Sauce Recipe

Chef Francesco won our rib cook-off with his BBQ seasoned with homemade basting
sauce, grilled gold yukon potatoes and fresh herbs.

Here are the ingredients to the secret sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ¹⁄3 cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

MEET CHEF FRANCESCO CECERE

Chef Francesco Cecere, an award-winning chef from Italy, began his culinary career at age 13. His inspiration in the kitchen came from his grandmother, Eufemia, and his mother, Rita, both excellent cooks who could create a memorable meal with just a few, healthy ingredients. Over the course of his career, Chef Francesco has worked for many prestigious establishments around the world, and in the past few years, has developed a deep passion for serving seniors, and he serves as the Executive Chef at StoryPoint Fairfield. Outside of his culinary work, Chef Francisco enjoys volunteering as a fire fighter.

 

 

 

 

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