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Congratulations to Bibi Pabon who won two tickets to the Pantry To Plate Chef’s Challenge in conjunction with our media partner, CBS Radio Mix 105.1. Bibi is the bookkeeper at Cypress Creek High School in Orange County. You too can win. Listen to Mix 105.1today. There are two more tickets to be given away. Or you can purchase tickets at

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4Rivers Sweet Shop provides interactive dessert


Who does dessert better than the 4 Rivers Smokehouse Sweet Shop? Check out the interactive dessert at the Pantry To Plate Chef’s Challenge on October15. Don’t miss out on this sweet ending.



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On a roll… with the Meatball Stoppe

Meatball_Stoppe Lifestyle Magazine 2015Chef Isabella Morgia di Vicari, Owner of The Meatball Stoppe, is on a roll… of the meatball kind. Check out this article in the latest Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine. Hum? What dish will she create for the Pantry To Plate Chef’s Challenge on October 15?Join us to find out. Tickets on sale now. ‪#‎pantrytoplatechallenge‬ ‪#‎meatballstoppe‬

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Heather McPherson – Food Editor and Celebrity Judge

Great article in Thursday, September 3rd’s Orlando Sentinel Cooking & Eating section by Heather McPherson, Food Editor. Heather will one of our celebrity judges on October 15’s Pantry To Plate Chef’s Challenge to be held at the Dr. Phillips Center. To view the entire article, click here.

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Heritage features Pantry To Plate event

Thank you to the Heritage Jewish News for featuring our Pantry To Plate Chef’s Challenge on the front page of the August 21 edition Year 39, No.50. To see the entire article, follow the link below:

Emily Ellyn- From Potato Queen to Food Network Star

Emily Ellyn, the Retro Rad chef, takes a sip from a drink called the "One Fish, Two Fish" at Kings Orlando on International Drive. Picture copy write Orlando Sentinel.

Emily Ellyn, the Retro Rad chef, takes a sip from a drink called the “One Fish, Two Fish” at Kings Orlando on International Drive. Picture copy write Orlando Sentinel.

Emily Ellyn, former potato queen turned Food Network star, is to be a judge at the 2015 Pantry To Plate Chef’s Challenge. Check out video blogger, Jon Busdeker, with the Orlando Sentinel, and his interview with Emily. You, too, can meet Emily and her trademark cat-glasses on the October 15 event. Buy your tickets today. #pantrytoplatechallenge #jfsorlando

Isabella’s One Pot Primavera Pasta

DSCN0477Meet one of our talented Pantry to Plate competitors: Isabella Morgia di Vicari, owner of the Meatball Stoppe. Isabella stopped by the JFS Orlando Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry with a generous donation to our Summer Food Drive! Did you know, during the summer months, JFS Orlando provides roughly 40% more families with food from the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry? Once school is out, Central Florida students who depend on free and reduced lunches will no longer have access to proper and nutritious food. We need your help keeping the pantry stocked so JFS Orlando can continue to feed hungry families and individuals.

Isabella’s donation included ingredients needed to create her “Mamma’s Signature Dish Pasta Patate”. Our mouths are watering just by reading the recipe! Make sure to stop by The Meatball Stoppe located at 7325 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, 32822 to try Isabella’s delicious, savory selection of Authentic, Specialty Meatballs!


Pasta Patate e Piselli or One Pot Primavera PastaDSCN0454


1 medium onion chopped                                                                                    

4 cloves garlic sliced                                                                                              

1 medium potatoes cut in cubes                                                                                

1 medium zucchini cut in half moons
1 medium yellow summer squash, cut 1/4″-thick piecesDSCN0468
1 cups green peas
6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 plum tomatoes, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped                    

Salt and cayenne to taste
1 lb. spaghetti or penne pasta
1⁄4 cup freshly grated Romano Cheese                                                

2 cup chicken stock
handful of fresh basil, shredded

Heat olive oil in a 4 qt pan over medium-high heat. Sauté onions for 3 minutes add potatoes and cook until almost done, add garlic and all other vegetables. Season with salt and cayenne.

Add chicken stock and simmer until start to thicken. Drop pasta into the pan and cook on medium heat. Add water or more stock until pasta is covered. Cook for 8 min or until pasta is done.

Stir in Romano cheese and fresh basil and serve.

Watch the instructional video below…Buon Apettito!

Save The Date- October 15, 2015

PrintThe 2015 Pantry To Plate: A Chef’s Challenge will take place on October 15, 2015 at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

Stay tuned for more details!