The University of the Virgin Islands announces the winners of the food competition of the 20th Annual Afternoon on the Green held on March 8, on the St. Thomas campus golf course.
Sonia Castro, who for years has donated unique cakes for the event, took first place in the Pastries and Sweets category for her red velvet cake. Her pistachio cake and carrot cake also tied with Devery Phipps' bread pudding for third place in that category.
"Brigo's Firehouse Salmon," prepared by Arthur Raymo III won first place in the Seafood category for the fourth consecutive year. "Ed's Goat Water" jumped from third place last year to take first place in the 2009 Soups category.
The food was judged by a group of 18 judges consisting of UVI faculty and alumni, restaurant chefs and volunteers. Afternoon on the Green Chairperson Peggy Smith thanked the entire community for its support over the years. Please see the complete list of winners below.
Afternoon on the Green 2009 Winners
Pastries and Sweets
1st Prize - Red Velvet Cake, Sonia Castro
2nd Prize - Lean Lena Leanest Cheesecake, Lena Steele Williams
3rd Prize - (tie) Pistachio cake, Sonia Castro; Carrot cake, Sonia Castro; Bread Pudding, Devery Phipps
1st Prize - Passion fruit, Uris Francis
2nd Prize - Gingerbeer, Peggy Smith
3rd Prize - Dino's Tamarind Special, Ithiel Melchior Joseph
1st Prize - Ed's Goat Water, Edna Pole
2nd Prize - Kallaloo (pork w/fish, fungi on the side), Louis Thomas
3rd Prize - (tie) Pork Kallaloo, Lesmore Howard; and D&N Pigeon Peas Soup, Davis Hughes and Neaty Richardson
1st Prize - (tie) Fried Rice, Sonia Castro; and Macaroni & Cheese, Poker Haven
2nd Prize - Pasta Salad, Gourmet Gallery
3rd Prize - Stuffing, Deanna Rogers
1st Prize - Sheppard's Pie w/salmon, Shirley Lake-King
2nd Prize - Gail's Black Bean Corn Salsa, Gail Steele
3rd Prize - Tuna Casserole, Loretta Lloyd
1st Prize - Jambalaya, Sharlene Fahie
2nd Prize - Dominican Chicken & Rice, Mary Ann LaFleur
3rd Prize - BBQ Ribs, Hildred Cornelius
1st Prize - Brigo's Firehouse Salmon, Arthur Raymo III
2nd Prize - Red Snapper in Butter Sauce, Dougie Daniel
3rd Prize - Pick-up Saltfish, Judith Edwin
1st Prize - Artisan Breads, Angells VI
Dub Masters Competition
1st Prize - Alpha Hodge