Jan. 31, 2009


Coaches Have Their Own Game of Pepper

Kreuter earns Top Chef Award


USC head coach Chad Kreuter (left) was named Top Chef at the ESPN Zone’s NCAA Baseball Coaches Cook-off Jan. 24 at ESPN Zone in the Downtown Disney District.


Along with being named Top Chef, Kreuter earned the Best Taste Award.
Each coach had to cook two different pasta dishes in 20 minutes. Tom Keaveny, ESPN Zone’s executive chef, showed the coaches how to make the first dish (sun-dried tomato pasta) which they had to prepare from memory. For the second dish, the coaches could be as creative as they wanted in preparing another pasta entree.


Here is a list of all the award winners:

Best Presentation - Bob Brontsema, UC Santa Barbara
Best Creativity - Stephen Rousey, Cal State Northridge
Best Taste - Chad Kreuter, USC
Top Chef - Chad Kreuter, USC
Get Back in the Dugout Award (Lowest Scoring) - Dave Serrano, Cal State Fullerton

Chef Tom Keaveny's Kitchen Nightmare Award - Mike Gillespie, UC Irvine
Complete List of Participants
Bob Brontsema, UC Santa Barbara

Jason Gill, Loyola Marymount

Mike Gillespie, UC Irvine

Rich Hill, San Diego

Chad Kreuter, USC

Steve Rodriguez, Pepperdine

Steve Rousey, Cal State Northridge

Dave Serrano, Cal State Fullerton

Mike Weathers, Long Beach State


(photos courtesy of Formula PR Inc.)