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The Results Are In!

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The Grand Champion's winning moment! CONGRATS LJ!!!
Video Credit: @kristieheartsdogs/Instagram

THANK YOU to our great competitors who put in the hard work on delivering some delicious mac & cheese to Philadelphia. These folks and their assistants graciously stepped up to the call to share their love of mac & cheese with all of you! 

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Photo Credit: Susan McGarvey/Collage by Lenka Zizkovic
From top: LJ Steinig/Natalie Flaherty (#8); Terrence & Brittany Roche (#7); Derik & Christine Moore (#6); Teagan Kuruna/Sarah Gawricki (#5); Aaron Kreider/Julia Stone (#4); Falynn Koch/Tucker Waugh (#3); Elena Itzkowitz/Rena Asher (#2); Lenka Zizkovia/Tanesha Trippett (#10); Caitlin Downs/Erik Humes (#1)

LET'S MEET THE WINNERS!

GRAND CHAMPION: LJ STEINIG
Contestant #8 - LJ's Veganlicious Mac & Cheese
Assistant: Natalie Flaherty
Winner chosen by the judges
Prize: GOLDEN ELBOWS TROPHY & GRAND CHAMPION GIFT BASKET

 

PHILLY'S CHOICE: BRITTANY & TERRENCE ROCHE (aka PLANT POWER COUPLE)
Contestant #7 - Boozy Bacon Mac & Cheese
Winner chosen by the audience
Prize: CHEEZY SKILLET & $50 BLACKBIRD PIZZERIA GIFT CERTIFICATE
Click here to get their winning recipe!

 

SECOND PLACE: TEAGAN KURUNA
Contestant #5 - Teagan's Homestyle Mac & Cheese
Assistant: Sarah Gawricki
Winner chosen by the judges
Prize: $25 MISS RACHEL'S PANTRY GIFT CERTIFICATE & PUB CHEESE

 

THIRD PLACE: CAITLIN DOWNS 
Contestant #1 - Pizza My Heart Mac & Cheese
Assistant: Erik Humes
Winner chosen by the judges
P
rize: $25 BLACKBIRD PIZZERIA GIFT CERTIFICATE

 

MOST ORIGINAL: FALYNN KOCH
Contestant #3 - It's Not Easy Being Green
Assistant: Tucker Waugh
Winner chosen by the judges
Prize: GOLDEN COLANDER & $25 DOTTIE'S DONUTS GIFT CERTIFICATE

 

Meet our remaining competitors who delivered some great mac & cheese as well!

ELANA ITZKOWITZ
Contestant #2 - Cashew I Hardly Knew You
Assistant: Rena Asher

AARON KREIDER
Contestant #4 - Funky Vegan Mac & Cheese
Assistant: Julia Stone

DERIK MOORE
Contestant #6 - MALE TEARS AND CHEESE
Assistant: Christine Moore

LENKA ZIZKOVIC
Contestant #10 - Sailing Mac & Cheese
Assistant: Tanesha Trippett

*Contestant #9 was scratched from the competition