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July 24, 2014

Chef Steve Skomski Bio


MINOR’S® Chef Steve Skomski knows how to get creative in the kitchen—especially when it comes to soup. For the MINOR’S Soup Recipe Contest he developed ten surprising soup recipes, each with a twist on the traditional. Think you can take them on? Challenge Chef Steve by creating your own soup recipes and you could win a trip to the prestigious Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in Lyon, France.

To give you a little more insight on what you’d be going up against, we sat down with Chef Steve to find out some of his secrets to surviving the culinary world. Over the next ten weeks we’ll continue to reveal more about Chef Steve through the introduction of some of his soups, so stay tuned and read on to learn about the man behind the battle!

Appliance of choice: You can’t go wrong with a range. As a cook, there are very few things as satisfying as meticulously setting up a sauté station and then having flawless service.   

  Utensil of choice: Tasting spoon. One of my mentors used to say, “Never trust anyone.” That was his way of telling me it was critical to taste every single item coming from my kitchen. He also used to say, “If you find yourself falling behind, work faster.” But that’s a different story altogether.

  Favorite MINOR’S Base: Natural Gluten Free Chicken Base. 1) The name of the base speaks for itself. 2) The quality is apparent when it’s the primary ingredient for applications such as soup or sauce. 3) It’s a great secondary ingredient for adding tremendous depth of flavor and seasoning in applications like parsnip puree or roasted potatoes.     

  Favorite Cuisine: No matter where you are in the world you will always find great food if you follow the locals. Find out what they’re eating, where they’re eating and when they’re eating—you’ll be rewarded every time.

For more information or to enter the Battle for Bocuse d’Or Soup Recipe Contest, visit

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