Paradise Cook-off: a Downright Delicious Event

It’s often said life in Paradise is sweet, but on March 25th, 2023, it was downright delicious. Our beautiful mountain town held The Paradise Cook-off, which featured master and amateur chefs sharing their skills in a four-course competition. 

A fundraising feast

The Paradise Veterans Hall hosted this delectable sold-out event by presenting sponsors Sandy and Vic Makau. Trilogy joined more than 25 local business sponsors and over 300 ticket-holders to help raise funds to re-open the Paradise Teen Center off of Skyway this coming summer, which has been closed since the Camp Fire in 2018. This essential community hub will provide summer services for our younger youth at a summer camp at Paradise Ridge Elementary School, among other much-needed resources for teens. 

Image courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley.

Set the stage for fun

Anticipation ran high as the culinary competitors entered their dishes in the designated categories of appetizers, side dishes, entrees/BBQ, and desserts. Three local judges were on hand to select the winners of each category, along with the coveted Golden Spoon award, and the Best Decorated Station. Guests cast their own votes for the People’s Choice Award. Coyote House band shared their special flavor of folk and Americana tunes at the event, and the Paradise Rotary kept the good times flowing by hosting the bar with gusto. A lucky winner took home the raffle prize, but really all attendees were winners as they sampled 16 different dishes from 16 chefs. 

Commitment to the community at the core

The Paradise community is always at the heart of what we build at Trilogy, so our team is committed to supporting these kinds of events for a good cause. We were honored to be a sponsor for the Kid’s Choice. 

“The Ridge feels like home for many reasons, but especially when its residents come together for a good cause. Seeing new and familiar faces at the Paradise Cook-off, all united and delighted to help fundraise for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Valley so they can reopen their teen center was, well, frankly heartwarming.  It’s a reminder of why we are so grateful to be a part of a community sharing our values of caring and supporting each other.” - Trilogy 

Celebrate our winners

  • Golden Spoon & People’s Choice – Table Mountain School (Tacos de Carne Deshebrada)
  • Best Decorated – Table Mountain School (separate team same school)
  • Best Appetizer – Lofi Café (Candied Bacon Deviled Eggs)
  • Best Side Dish – Hope Crisis Response Network (Potato Surprise)
  • Best Entrée – Hoondogs (Ribs w/Cherry Bourbon Sauce)
  • Best Dessert & Kids Choice – Dulce Cocina (Apple Pie Empanadas)
Image courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley.

Trilogy has been serving the Ridge since 1967 and is proud to continue supporting events like these in the Paradise community for years to come.

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