Chef Roberto Espinoza, best known for his restaurant Pot Au Feu in Downtown El Paso (DTEP), is representing El Paso in a national competition called the Hometown Breakfast Battle hosted by Thomas’ Breads. 135 chefs. 135 cities. Touted as the largest national competition of its kind, Chef Roberto will battle for national breakfast supremacy using local ingredients and flavor!
Thomas’ Breads challenged award winning chefs from across the country to create their breakfast recipe with only two conditions: Utilize a Thomas’ English Muffin or Bagel and create their recipe with a local twist.
For those that have not had the pleasure of patronizing Pot Au Feu, the restaurant Chef Roberto calls home, you’re missing a fine collection of dishes that feel both comforting and elevated. For this competition Chef Roberto has taken the Thomas’ English Muffin and created a twist on a local favorite – the gordita.
His entry in the battle – Soft Scramble Egg, Long Green Chile, Chorizo, and Asadero English Muffin Gordita.
“They asked me to make it regional and simple so consumers can make it at home. I decided to make it like a gordita using regional ingredients like green chile from Hatch, New Mexico, asadero cheese from Licon Dairy, and chorizo made at Silva’s grocery store,” said Chef Roberto.
The first round of voting ends on September 28, with voters able to vote thrice daily in this first round after which 135 chefs will narrowed down to 16 and voting is limited to only once daily in subsequent rounds. Voters will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win free Thomas’ products each day and the consumer grand prize of $10,000 at the end of the contest.
The winner with the most votes will be crowned the “Thomas’ Hometown Breakfast Battle Grand Champion,” also winning the grand prize of $25,000.
“I’m happy and honored to represent Downtown El Paso with the help of local businesses,” said Chef Roberto.
To VOTE visit ThomasBreakfastBattle.com