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2016 Veggie Mania Winners

Each year during Nutrition Month in March, our culinary staff participates in Veggie Mania, an internal competition to develop extraordinary vegan dishes. Our Nutrition Program, VEG, focuses on increasing plant based foods and this competition allows us to add new recipes to our menu each year.

Samples of the top three entries will be offered at the Earth Day Farmer's Market on April 21, 2016.   

Below you'll find this year's winners.  Recipes and nutritionals for each of these dishes will be posted soon.

Veggie Manis


Congratulations to our 2016 Veggie Mania Winners!


First Place

Vegan Meatloaf Cupcakes by Kevin Knipe, Cook, The Court @ Donahue

First Place

Second Place

Cauliflower with Sweet Chili Sauce by Jonathan Muss, Chef Manager, Dougherty Hall

Second Place

Third Place

Kasha & Vegetable Ragout over Fried Polenta by Mark Lucanese, Cook, The Court @ Donahue

Third Place

Thanks to everyone who participated! Veggie Mania continues to get more competitive and creative each year! We appreciate our talented cooks and chefs who create healthy and sustainable meals each day for the Villanova University community.

Entries will be featured on our menus. Below are some honorable mentions.

Stuffed Napa Cabbage
Stuffed Napa Cabbage with a Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce by Vu Hoang and Deping Liu
Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes by Chef Jose Gonzalez
Stuffed Cabbage
Stuffed Cabbage by Dan Drumm
Smoked BBQ Meatloaf
Smoked BBQ Meatloaf with Lentil Mashed Potatoes by Chef Everett Coleman
Nova Foccaccia Sandwich
Nova Foccaccia Sandwich by Chef John DiPrimio