Flatbread Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their Flatbread creation from January 4-28, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Shelley Hayashi, Valerie van der Gracht and Corey Basso.

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a flatbread creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place (tie):

{105 points}

Manoush’eh

The Rocket

Price: $13.00

Created by: Chef Oscar

Description: our Rocket is 25″ long, a stretched flatbread, thin crust, with 4 different sectioned toppings (3 fixed, and one would be customer’s choice), served with a side of hummus

Offered: Daily 10:00 AM till 10:00 PM

Manoush’eh

620 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 440-4402

Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/

Instagram @manoushehbc

Chef Oscar

1st Place (tie):

{105 points}

Italia Bakery

Roman Emperor

Price: $5 a slice

Description: A Roman style flatbread originating in Rome, Italy, with fresh ricotta cheese, olive oil, thinly sliced coppa, rosemary, finished with a balsamic glaze.

Created by: Chef Sam Pero

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

Chef Sam Pero

2nd Place:

{97 points}

Saj & Co.

Poetry Under The Mill

Price: $19

Description: a sophisticated flatbread consisting of 5 kinds of milled grains from 5 regions on planet earth. 3 flavourful experiences. herbs. dips and greens. this is a mythical recipe for writing poetry under a windmill (only if gifted).

Created by: Chef Malek Anouti

Offered: Mon-Fri between 12pm and 3pm  & between 6pm and 9pm; and Saturday from 3pm till 8pm

Saj & Co.

813 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://sajandco.ca/

Twitter: @Sajnco

Instagram: @sajandco

 

3rd Place:

{90 points}

JamJar

Mortban

Price: $12

Description: Fresh home made Saj topped with roasted pepper coulis, Macedonian feta, khodra (green onions, olives, greens) & finished with Zaatar.

Created by: the team

Offered: Day and night

JamJar

2280 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 252-3957

Web: http://www.jamjaronthedrive.com/

Twitter: 

Instagram @jamjarfolk

and

Jamjar

1488 W 11th Ave, Vancouver

Twitter: 

Instagram @jamjarfolk

Heather

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Flatbread creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Manoush’eh

The Rocket

Price: $13.00

Created by: Chef Oscar

Description: our Rocket is 25″ long, a stretched flatbread, thin crust, with 4 different sectioned toppings (3 fixed, and one would be customer’s choice), served with a side of hummus

Offered: Daily 10:00 AM till 10:00 PM

Manoush’eh

620 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 440-4402

Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/

Instagram @manoushehbc

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Italia Bakery

Roman Emperor

Price: $5 a slice

Description: A Roman style flatbread originating in Rome, Italy, with fresh ricotta cheese, olive oil, thinly sliced coppa, rosemary, finished with a balsamic glaze.

Created by: Chef Sam Pero

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Saj & Co.

Poetry Under The Mill

Price: $19

Description: a sophisticated flatbread consisting of 5 kinds of milled grains from 5 regions on planet earth. 3 flavourful experiences. herbs. dips and greens. this is a mythical recipe for writing poetry under a windmill (only if gifted).

Created by: Chef Malek Anouti

Offered: Mon-Fri between 12pm and 3pm  & between 6pm and 9pm; and Saturday from 3pm till 8pm

Saj & Co.

813 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://sajandco.ca/

Twitter: @Sajnco

Instagram: @sajandco

Thank you to the chefs and establishments that accepted my invitation and featured their flatbread on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning places to try their Flatbread creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak