The Grand Prize Winner in the First Ever Simply Manischewitz New York City
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Posted: February 01 2007


1 February 2007 ( — Manischewitz, today announced the name of the grand prize winner in the first ever Simply Manischewitz Cook-Off final competition that took place at The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel this afternoon. Candace McMenamin from Lexington, SC wins the ultimate $20,000 grand prize package that includes a GE Profile kitchen, cash and the title of “National Simply Manischewitz Champion”.

Candace McMenamin from Lexington, SC won for her “Sweet Potato Encrusted Chicken”. She competed against five other finalists who included:

Sharon Ricci from Mendon, NY “Matzo Brunch Bake”

Rayzel Yaish from Bergenfield, NJ “Middle Eastern Falafel Stuffed Peppers”

Laura Diamond from Apopka, FL “Savory Stuffed Mushroom”

Michaela Rosenthal from Woodland Hills, CA “Whitefish and Potato Knish”

Andrea Bloom from Long Beach, CA “Pea and Fennel Soup”

“I am so excited and honored to be named the “National Simply Manischewitz Champion”, said Candace. “Manischewitz products have been a staple in my family for as long as I can remember, so I am extremely privileged to be the new “face of the brand”.


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