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Diamond Chef has new champ
Chef Mary Beth Ringgold was named the first female chef champion in the
history of Diamond Chef Arkansas. On April 13, Ringgold went head-to-head in the
final round against Donnie Ferneau and Jimmy Carter after they "fished" out
their secret ingredients from the watery tanks that held a school of large-mouth
The final two scores were only tenths of a point apart between Chefs Ferneau and
Ringgold. However, Ringgold reigned supreme over the field of other talented
chefs that competed.
More than 600 people attended the fast-paced culinary competition and were
treated to fantastic culinary experiences and signature chef cocktails at the
UA-PTC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. The event raised more
than $110,000 that will be used through the UA-PTC Foundation to support the
students and programs of the college.
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