Cook Off Appetizers Thanks March 14, 2012

SAGA Humane Society would like to give a big Thank You to Mojito Bar and Deona and her staff for hosting our monthly cook-off, ‘Appetizers’ on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.  We had special guests for the night – a group of (14) professionals from World Vets who were here providing the community with a 3-day, free spay & neuter clinic.  Everyone was treated to fabulous entries by some of Ambergris Cayes best restaurants and home chefs.

Winners were:  1st place was won by The Hotel with their ‘Potato Skins’.  There was a Tie for 2nd Place between our hosts Deona Pilgrim of Mojito Bar with their ‘Garnaches’ and Kate Corrigan of Crave Restaurant with their ‘Fish Cakes’.  It was tough judging for all those attending.

We would also like to thank our other entries for their wonderful dishes:

Scotch Eggs –MesaCafé:

Vegetarian Mediterranean Quinoa – Cindy Ayala

Ham & Cheese Roll-ups – Gail Pencoff

Fish Pate – Joanne Frei

Crab Puffs – Nancy Scott

Asian Explosion: Honey Garlic Drumettes & Pork Stuffed Chicken Wings w/Gyoza Sauce – Sharon Metcalfe

Stuffed Wonton w/Sweet n Sour Sauce – Pineapples Restaurant

Chipotle Chicken Salad – Letti Hernandez

Cream CheeseSandwich– Laura Sutton

Thank you to those who donated the Raffle Prizes and to the winners:

(2) Entrance Tickets to Marco Gonzalez Site

Courtesy ofParadiseVillas & Mike Sides

Won by:  Joanne Frei


(2) Lunch Box Specials

Courtesy ofIslandDogs

Won by:  Joanne Frei


Lunch for (2) at El Fogon

Won by:  Gail Pencoff


Lunch for (2) at El Divino

Won by:  Deona Pilgrim


Lunch or Dinner for (2) at Mojito Bar

Won by:  Joanne Frei


Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event a success:

Cindy Ayala

Janina Canales

Kate Corrigan

Grant Crimmins

Ken Fellure


Katia Marin

Bill Milstead

Lori Purdy

Allen Soto

Alice, Faith, Stephanie & Zulema

We also would like to thank those who donated funds to sponsor our local cooks for the last two months: Stacey Chesnick, Corrine Doctor, Jean Hecht & Bruce Klotz and Bob & LouAnn LeClair,

SAGA Humane Society would like to thank everyone for their continued support!






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