Raleigh's Catering Works is a finalist for a recipe contest from US Foods.
Catering Works' founder and president Jill Santa Lucia developed a "Mini Baklava Cheesecake" (photo at left) for the recipe contest called "Next Top Product."
The three chefs whose dishes receive the highest number of votes will prepare their dishes at the US Foods Fall Food Lovers Forum in Chicago next month. The winning recipe will debut as a US Foods' Chef's Line product next year.
The winner will receive $20,000 in cash and prizes.
To win, Catering Works need the public's help. The public can vote once a day between now and Sept. 7. Currently, they were among the top vote getters with more than 6,000 votes. To vote and see all the finalists, go to facebook.com/usfoods.