Recipe Madness Takes Over Dining Hall on March 14

chefworkingWe’ve all had that moment of food euphoria after laboring over a particular dish—making sure the seasoning is just right—before you give it a taste. The flavors fill your mouth and stomach with a sense of joy. Whether you kicked it up a notch like Emeril Lagasse or took a minimalist approach to your cuisine, now is your chance to share your crave-worthy recipe with the Holy Family community.

Beginning March 14, Holy Family University and Parkhurst Dining will be running “Recipe Madness,” a bracket-based recipe competition.

“The idea behind ‘Recipe Madness’ is to have a competition similar to the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament,” said George Gaines, General Manager of Dining Services. “Students will submit recipes and the first 16 we receive will be placed on the bracket board. Once the brackets are set, Parkhurst Dining will have voting slips for students to select their favorite dish. The recipes that make it to the Elite Eight, Final Four, and Championship rounds will be prepared by Parkhurst Chefs and will be available for sampling. Students will decide the Champion and runner-up, and both will receive a gift card to the University Book Store.”

The final two recipes will also be added into the Parkhurt meal offerings in the Tiger Café.

In its second year of competition, the goal is to take all the recipes submitted and turn them into a Holy Family University cookbook, with proceeds being spread to various clubs and organizations throughout campus, according to Gaines.  

Interested students can submit their recipe to George Gaines ( or Vedia Ozkan ( All recipes must include cooking instructions and a list of ingredients.