For the fourth consecutive year, local Bluffton chef and restaurant owner Leslie Rohland has been recognized with multiple national Good Food Awards for new recipes available at her two local restaurants.

Rohland, who has long been committed to creating and serving delicious and healthy cuisine at both The Cottage Café and The Juice Hive in Bluffton, has this year been recognized by The Good Food Foundation with a total of five Good Food Awards – with her creations rising to the top of nearly 2,000 entries and singled out for award-winning dishes that are tasty, authentic and responsible. 

The national Good Food Awards honor the people throughout the country who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment and connected to communities and cultural traditions.  Out of this year’s 1,928 entries in 17 categories, 336 food and drink crafters were selected as finalists, with 219 winners from 41 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam honored with a national 2021 Good Food Award. 

The local winning entries are: 

The Cottage Café: Cherry Bomb Jam (Category: Pantry); Green Tea Watermelon Rind Pickle (Category: Pickles)

The Juice Hive: Black Garlic Kimchi (Category: Pickles); Amaranth Greens Kimchi (Category: Pickles); Zephyr Zucchini Pickle (Category: Pickles).

All of the winning creations use organic fruit and produce supplied by Three Sisters Farm, a certified organic farm located along the Colleton River in Beaufort.

For more information about the 2021 Good Food Awards, and a complete list of this year’s winners, visit goodfoodfdn.org/awards/winners.