TEAM FROM TAP AT MGM GRAND DETROIT PLACES FIRST IN GREAT LAKES REGIONAL CHILI COOKOFF
The culinary team representing TAP at MGM Grand Detroit recently won first place at the 2012 17th Annual Great Lakes Chili Cookoff in Plymouth. The six-member team won in the Restaurant Chili Challenge, an event in which they placed second last year, their first time competing.
The team, which included MGM Grand Detroit’s Executive Chef Michael Urbin, Banquet Chef Alejandro Garza, Banquet Manager Terri Zyskowski, Garde Manger Chef James May, and Banquet Stewarding Team Members Egypt Dukes and Sherry Beal won for their Short Rib Chili. Made from ingredients including ancho chili peppers, short rib beef and bacon, the chili is currently featured on the menu at the newly opened TAP, an eclectic sports-themed restaurant offering handcrafted beers, traditional pub fare and Midwest-inspired comfort food.
“I am incredibly proud of our team for their hard work and enthusiasm for this event,” said Chef Urbin. “We had a lot of fun participating and commend the 19 other teams for their creative dishes.”
Winners were determined by votes from event attendees.
The Cookoff was hosted by Great Lakes Regional Chili, Inc. a nonprofit organization that holds chili cook-offs to benefit charities and other organizations in southeast Michigan. Since its inception, more than $275,000 has been raised.
About MGM Grand Detroit
The only Forbes Four Star hotel and spa in Southeast Michigan and AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel, MGM Grand Detroit is the city's first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. Guests enjoy signature restaurants by world’s pre-eminent celebrity chefs, casual restaurants, lounges such as a relaxed piano-style bar, high-energy nightlife, and the only resort-style spa in Southeast Michigan. More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space hosts everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie affairs. MGM Grand Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit www.mgmgranddetroit.com or call toll free at (888) 646-3387.
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