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Mar 20, 2018

New Orleans, LA — During the 26th Annual WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES coffee and wine pairing dinners, held between October 2017 and January 2018, chefs were asked to use Community® coffee as an ingredient in one or more of their courses. Each dinner guest was asked to judge on presentation, taste, originality and creativity of coffee usage.

WYES and Community Coffee Company are pleased to announce Chef Susan Spicer of Mondo as the 2017 Cooking with Community® Coffee Contest winner! Chef Susan Spicer won for her Seared Duck Breast featuring Community® Signature Blend Dark Roast coffee Mole served with a Poblano--‐Pumpkin Tamale and Toasted Pepitas. At Mondo restaurant located at 900 Harrison Avenue in New Orleans, Chef Susan Spicer focuses on bringing her guests the best Louisiana fare with global influences.

Previous winning Chefs of the Cooking with Community® Coffee Contest include:

2016 Chef Michael Isolani of Trinity Restaurant — Community Coffee Rubbed Foie Gras

2015 Chef Mark Quitney of Pelican Lobby Bar in the Sheraton New Orleans — Black & Gold to the Super Bowl Doberge

2014 Chef Jeremy Terranova of Little Gem Saloon —Irish Coffee Bread Pudding Crème de Menthe Anglaise

2013 Chef Jeremy Langlois of Houmas House —Marinated Tenderloin of Lamb, Skillet Seared and Served with

Horseradish Yukon Gold Potatoes and Port Wine Jus

2012 Chef Chris Wadsworth of Restaurant IPO in Baton Rouge —Baby Mixed Greens Salad Composed of Baked

Hazelnut Goat Cheese and Pears Tossed in Community® Coffee Almond Amaretto Dressing

2011 n/a

2010 Chef Chris Wadsworth of Nottoway Plantation in White Castle —Pecan Smoked Breast of Duck

2009 Chef Ross Eirich of Nathan's Restaurant in Slidell —Lacquered Duck Breast

2008 Chef Tom Wolfe of Wolfe's in the Warehouse in New Orleans —Tiramisu

2007 Chef Andrea Apuzzo of Andrea's Restaurant in Metairie —Tiramisu

WYES appreciates the support of Community Coffee, Caire Hotel & Restaurant Supply and Thompson Meats and our media sponsor Inside New Orleans Magazine. WYES’ next coffee and wine pairing dinner series (2018--‐19) will kick--‐off Fall 2018. For participating restaurants and all WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES event information, head to

About WYES--‐TV:

For 60 years, WYES has worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire our entire community. It is the oldest public television station serving southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 12th oldest in the nation, and the most utilized non--‐profit organization in our two states. For more information, call (504) 486--‐5511 or visit Like us on Facebook (wyes.neworleans). Follow us on Twitter (@WYESTV) & Instagram (wyestv).

About Community Coffee Company:

Now in its 99th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family--‐owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest--‐quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.


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