With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: South Jersey Hot Chefs Cooking Competition

Saturday, August 23, 2014

South Jersey Hot Chefs Cooking Competition

This is Noah.
And there is a reason he is so happy.
He entered a cooking competition with Peach Melba Trifle and WON!
A $100 gift certificate and a spot on local TV.  He was very excited and very nervous.
If you want to make Peach Melba Trifle too, follow the link for the recipe.
Ukee Washington and Pat Ciarrocchi co-anchor the weekday noon newscast of CBS3 Eyewitness News on KYW-TV

The following is from a local newspaper.

Barrington 9-year-old wins South Jersey Hot Chefs
cooking competition

Barrington 9-year-old wins South Jersey Hot Chefs cooking competition

South Jersey Hot Chefs has found its newest — and most adorable — little chef.

Noah Davidson, 9, has become the newest winner of the SJ Hot Chefs Littlest Chefs online competition with his peach trifle entry. The competition challenged children from all over South Jersey to make their favorite recipe and submit a picture of themselves with their dish.

Noah, of Barrington, won a spot on the SJ Hot Chefs Facebook page and a $100 gift certificate to Anthony’s restaurant in Haddon Heights. His dish will be featured at one of the SJ Hot Chef’s participating restaurants during Farm to Fork week.

“I’m really excited,” Noah said. “I just want to cook.”
Noah Davidson, 9, makes his Peach Trifle in his kitchen. (Photo provided) 

Though the aspiring future chef is happy about his win, Noah originally had doubts about his chance of success in the competition.

“He thought he didn't have a chance and he was so excited when he heard he won,” said Noah’s mother, Jamie Davidson. “We’re really excited.”

The winning dish, a peach trifle, comes from a family recipe. With a mix of angel food cake, custard, fresh peaches and raspberry preserves, the dish is one of Davidson’s favorite recipes to cook.

“I like it because its my mom-mom’s recipe and it looks really good,” said Noah.

Davidson’s mother said that the recipe is special because of it’s long family history. The trifle is a favorite for Davidson to cook as well as eat and is popular at holiday gatherings.

“We eat [the trifle] at holidays, particularly during Christmas,” said Jamie Davidson. “My mom has been making it since I was little. It’s so good and it looks so pretty in a dish.”

When he is not in the kitchen, Noah enjoys playing sports such as hockey and baseball. His love for cooking began when he was around six years old and has now become one of his favorite past-times.

“He has been interested in cooking for about three years,” said Jamie Davidson. “He watches all of the cooking shows with me and he likes to try every flavor.” 


Stacey said...

How exciting for Noah! Congratulations. :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

A heartfelt congratulations to Noah! What an accomplishment! I feel so honored that I had the special privilege of eating that peach trifle recipe, and I know just how delicious it is! I wish Noah the very best! What a good picture!

Pondside said...

Well done, Noah!! That's quite an accomplishment, and Noah seems to be a natural - in the kitchen and on the screen!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Oh my goodness how exciting is that!! Congrats to Noah and he is simply adorable! Loved the article. I know you're proud, as you should be.

The trifle looks divine.

Ann said...

How awesome. Congratulations to Noah

Brandi said...

Congratulations to your grandson. What an awesome experience. I remember watching Ukee Washington and Pat Ciarrocchi when I lived in Jersey and Philly. I can't believe their still co anchoring.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Yay Noah! Does he want to be a chef one day? Best wishes, Tammy

Barbara F. said...

Hiow.wonderful! He is adorable, and the trifle looks amazing. I grew up with a peach trifle similar to this. It has been many years, I need to make it again. Christmas, I think! Noah definitely has the makings of a great chef. He could name his first restaurant "Noah's Arc"!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations to him! Who know, he may be a James Beard Award-Winning chef one day :) The trifle looks delicious.

podso said...

Yea for Noah! A special memory he has made! And you were his inspiration!

marie said...

Congratulations Noah! What an awesome achievement!!
Your Peach Melba Trifle looks amazing!!

Heather said...

Congratulations Noah!! How awesome! I will go check out the recipe :) ~Heather

lindsey said...

Wow well done Noah! How great to have a young chef in the family

SarahGeorge said...

Wow! That is awesome news! Well done little man! :)


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