Julie Stone from Darien beat out hundreds of people throughout Chicagoland to be named a finalist in Panera Bread's Breaducation contest. The contest looked for aspiring chefs and foodies in Chicago and Julie filled out an essay about her passion for food. As one of only three finalists, Julie now competes in a Top-Chef-Style Bread Battle on October 1, 2011 at Le Cordon Bleu Chicago.
This Bread Battle requires Julie to incorporate a dish using Panera's Fresh Baguette and the contest will be judged by Chef'testant Tiffany Derry from Bravo's Top Chef, Tom Beckman from Le Cordon Bleu, Tom Gumpel from Panera and two other judges. Were hoping Julie can win this for Darien.