November 5, 2010 | by Lisa Mattson

Winners have been selected in our first food photography contest. Twenty-two different photos received recognition from our panel of judges.

Summon the Wine (Figs and Cheese) - Grand Prize Winner

The four top-scoring photos (reduced size, one cropped) are highlighted below.

Kathy Patalsky of New York for “Summon the Wine …” (aka Figs and Cheese)

RUNNERS-UP: (two-way tie)
Ray Moody of Wisconsin for “…a ‘newer’ version of the steak house classic”

Lori Clark of South Carolina for “Lamb Chops”

Tarik Abdullah of Washington for “Tuna”

Phil Jimcosky of Washington for “Spiced Pecans”

Kathy receives our grand prize: a Cadco Electric Cooktop Buffet Induction Range; runners up will each receive a Kintrex Infrared Thermometer, while fourth and fifth place winners will each receive a Microplane Grater/Zester. These kitchen gadgets, amongst our chef’s favorites, were featured recently in this video blog.

Congratulations to Kathy, Ray, Lori, Tarik and Phil. A big thank you to everyone who entered and a special thank you to our panel of judges, including photographers Matt Armendariz and Damon Mattson.

Details on our next photo contest, Holiday Tables, will be posted November 10.