2024 Recipe Contest Judges:

Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh – Chair Willimantic Chocolate Festival, Food writer, and “Ravings and Cravings Radio”  Facebook | IG @crave_eat_love

Marc Hussey - Education Consultant Culinary and Hospitality, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System cttech.org

Ricardo Aragon - CT State Community College-Manchester-Culinary Arts/Foodservice management/ Hospitality  manchestercc.edu

2024 Boiling Point Judges:

Chef Christopher Prosperi – Chef-Owner, Metro Bis Restaurant. www.MetroBis.com

Rand Richards Cooper – Independent novelist, longtime food and travel writer, and food critic. commonwealmagazine.org/users/rand-richards-cooper

Carol Cronin - Chef and Food Service Manager (Retired from University of Connecticut)

Chris Prosperi

Chris Prosperi

Chris is chef owner of Metro Bis restaurant in Simsbury, Connecticut, a Hartford Courant recipe columnist, an international cooking teacher from Mexico to Italy, a weekly chef on NBC 30, television host of “New England Cuisine” and weekly senior contributor on “The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze®” on WNPR. The New York Times declares “…Prosperi is a technical master, an original American chef whose restaurant is worth traveling for” and the Zagat Survey has ranked Metro Bis in the top five in the state for American food.

Rand Richards Cooper

Rand Richards Cooper

Rand Richards Cooper is the author of two works of fiction, The Last to Go and Big As Life. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’sGQ, Esquire, The Atlantic, and in Best American Food Writing. A longtime contributor to Bon Appétit and a former restaurant critic for the New York Times, Rand lives in Hartford with his family. He is the restaurant critic for the Hartford Courant and has been a critic and essayist for Commonweal for over two decades.