Goodwill recipe a semi-finalist


A recipe created by the manager of Goodwill’s Good-to-Go Café in Lawrenceville has been selected as a semifinalist in a national contest sponsored by US Foods, an institutional foodservice distributor that provides products to Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania and to restaurants, healthcare and hospitality facilities, government operations and educational institutions around the country.

The recipe for peach-stuffed biscuits was developed by Ron Scarano, manager of the café, which is the home of Goodwill’s Food Service Training Program. He is one of 55 semifinalists whose recipes were chosen from those submitted by more than 1,000 chefs across the country for US Foods’ “Next Top Product” contest. Eight finalists who receive the most online votes by September 20 will compete in a cook-off at the World Food Championship in Las Vegas on November 8 where the final winner will be selected by judges.

If Mr. Scarano is the top winner, the Goodwill Food Service Training Program will receive $15,000 and he will receive a $5,000 prize.

To vote for Mr. Scarano’s recipe, go to , and select the Northeast Region. You may vote once a day, every day, until September 20.

Goodwill’s Food Service Training Program prepares individuals to work in many areas of food service or other hospitality businesses. Trainees receive classroom instruction and on-the-job training, and are held to the same performance standards as regular employees of the café. The program can last up to 24 weeks, depending on individual needs and funding sources. Trainees are paid minimum wage while participating in the program.

For more information about the Food Service Training Program at the Good-To-Go Café, contact Meghan Moore, at 412-632-1706 or


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