MSV Top Knife


Congratulations to our very own Ashley Marsh for competing in this year’s MSV Top Knife competition! Ashley earned his spot in the competition by winning in a local series of events with his entrée Chicken Parmesan with Country Style Gravy.

The Mainstreet Ventures (MSV) Top Knife competition is a live cook-off competition between MSV restaurants showcasing uniquely styled dishes based on taste, plating and presentation.  This year’s MSV Top Knife competition was held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Washtenaw Community College – Culinary Arts Department in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Congratulations to this year’s MSV Top Knife winner Chef Jason Self from Real Seafood Company Ann Arbor.  Chef Jason Self’s Top Knife winning entrée was Crispy Black Bass; crispy sautéed black bass served atop honey-soy glazed sweet potato hash and finished with a kimchi tartar sauce, served with lightly fried haricots verts and garnished with wasabi vinaigrette.

Chef Jason is the head chef at the Real Seafood Company in Ann Arbor, Mich.  Chef Jason’s entrée will soon be featured on all Real Seafood Company menus. Chef Jason also received the MSV Top Knife Award plaque, which will displayed for one year at the Real Seafood Company in Ann Arbor, Mich.  In addition to bragging rights, Jason won a cash prize and a special knife.

MSV Corporate Executive Chef Brent Courson, also a judge at the event, said “our Top Knife competition continues to be an outstanding event that gives our chefs and staff an opportunity to let their creativity shine through in this highly competitive event and the winners have the pride of getting their entrees featured in our restaurants.”

Thank you to all of our competitors for making this a very exciting MSV Top Knife Competition and bringing new ideas to the table!

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