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Too many cooks in the kitchen means too much fun at Horizons’ Pick a Dish

Judges and guests of Pick a Dish — the annual Horizons Specialized Services fundraiser — enjoyed meals from eight restaurants aided by Horizons client cooks.
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The plates are picked clean and the votes tallied for the annual Horizons Specialized Services Pick a Dish Fundraiser.

People’s Choice awards went to:

• Best Dish — Hatten Enterprises with cook Jason Latham and chef Joanna Hatten

Kelly Hatten, left and Jason Latham, aided by Horizons staff member Shannon Davis, dish servings of the award-winning white chili made by chef Joanna Hatten, not pictured.
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• Second  —  Sizzling Pickle with cooks Jason Soos and Jamie Ogden and chef Ana Martinez.

The Sizzling Pickle team.
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• Third — Vallarta’s with cook Bobby Homberg with Chef Roy Nunez

Chef Roy Nunez, left, and cook Bobby Holmberg aided by the Vallarta’s team won both People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice awards.
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Judges Dave Fleming, Elisa Sullivan, Annette Norton, Lauren Padon, Amanda McDermott, and Darcy Hartman filled up on food before filling in their ballots. Pleasing their palates and winning the votes were:

• Best Dish — KS Kreations with cooks Julianne Malley and Tanya Fishback and chef Kassie Vesely.

The team from KS Kreations wowed the judges winning best dish with prime rib, mac and cheese and tiramisu.
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• Second — Hiway 40 Grill & Lodge with cook Katlyn Miller and chef David.

For the first time a Hayden restaurant participated.
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• Third — Vallarta’s with cook Bobby Holmberg with Chef Roy Nunez

• Honorable Mention —  Ocean Pearl with cooks Bill Mason and Sharon Martinez and chefs Henry and Elisa.

The Ocean Pearl team serves pork belly in a fluffy bao bun.
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