Chef Nick Shipp of Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica is a West Region Winner in the 2019 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest from General Mills Food service. The 5th annual contest called on independent family or “neighborhood” restaurants to submit an original recipe to put their local dishes and local “flavor” in the national spotlight!
This is the second year in a row that Chef Shipp was selected as a winner. He will receive $5,000 as well as $1,000 to share with a local charity. He has chosen St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Representatives from General Mills will visit the restaurant on Aug. 14 to showcase Upper West and celebrate Shipp’s award-winning recipe with a special check presentation and celebratory event that the community is invited to attend. Samples of his award winning dish will be provided for attendees.

The inspiration for his Lamb Chili Bolognese with Macaroni and Whipped Goat Cheese is “a traditional Bolognese pasta dish that I do during the fall and winter months. We selected fresh vegetables and goat cheese to lighten and brighten the flavor profile.” The innovative take on chili is finished with fresh Mountain High® Yogurt-goat cheese to complete the dish’s comfort- food appeal.
Aug2019-520Size-ChefNick-UpperWest-LmbChiliBlgnse2 edited-1Shipp is also in the running for the Grand Prize (to be announced in late August). One of ten regional winners will be named the Grand Prize Recipe winner and receive a total of $10,000 in cash and $2,000 for charity as well as a three-day trip for two to the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival this October, the premier food and wine event celebrating America’s favorite foods. Additionally, Shipp can win an additional $1,000 for his charity when the contest opens up a social voting element on Facebook August 12 -16.

The local community is invited to visit Upper West to celebrate the award. Guests can enjoy samples of Chef Shipp’s award-winning recipe. Checks will be awarded to Chef Shipp and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

What: Celebration, Chef Nick Shipp, Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest Winner
Where: The Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: Wednesday, August 14, 2019; 5:00pm