It has been almost a year since our last recipe chal­lenge. In response to over­whelm­ing demand from our team, we decided to host one on our own fea­tur­ing Brent­wood corn.

On Mon­day, August 20, our res­i­dent GP “Chefs” made 10 deli­cious dishes. Some devel­oped their own recipes while oth­ers tried their hand at clas­sic recipes found in cook­books or inno­v­a­tive recipes found on food blogs. The win­ning recipe was Gina Backovich’s Cobb Ice Cream with Smoky Corn Crack, and boy was it addict­ing! Despite some skep­ti­cism about “corn ice cream,” any­one who tried it could not walk away with­out tak­ing at least one more bite.

Sec­ond and third place went to Adri­enne Chan & Cecilia Rivera. Adri­enne cre­ated a refresh­ing Corn Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Avo­cado Dress­ing, and Cecilia whipped up the creami­est Chilean Cheese Corn.

Check out all the pho­tos and recipes of the dishes below:

First Place: Cobb Ice Cream with Smoky Corn Crack

Gina Back­ovich

Sec­ond Place: Corn Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Avo­cado Dress­ing
Adri­enne Chan

Third Place: Chilean Cheese Corn
Cecilia Rivera

Cheesy Sum­mer Corn & Squash Pie w/​Ritz Cracker Crust (used Half Baked Harvest’s Cheesy Zuc­chini and Corn Pie recipe — added a lot more red pep­per flakes)
Jen­nifer Ho

Fresh Corn & Crab Chow­der
Linda Luka

Sto­ry­tellers Corn Chow­der (from Dis­ney­land Resorts cook­book)
Bryan Nel­son

Leila Perez

Ched­dar Corn Frit­ters w/​Tzatziki SauceMar­vin Wat­son

Corn Gratin
Romana Har­ris

Roasted Corn Salad
Traci Ennis