General Mills Foodservice has announced that Rebecca Thomas, a chef at Dixie Grill in Live Oak, Florida, is the $20,000 grand prize winner in The Biskies Recipe Contest. Thomas’ recipe for Strawberry Cream Biscuit Bites, one of four finalists nationwide, earned the top honor following a public vote on the General Mills Foodservice website.

The Biskies Recipe Contest offered chefs, owners and employees of commercial restaurants the chance to win up to $20,000 for their unique biscuit creation using any baked or unbaked Pillsbury biscuit product and two or more additional ingredients. In addition to the grand prize winner, the contest awarded three runner up winners with $5,000.

Thomas’ winning entry included strawberry cream cheese-filled, deep-fried Pillsbury biscuits topped with more cream cheese and fresh strawberries and dusted with powdered sugar.

“Rebecca’s Strawberry Cream Biscuit Bites are sure to be a people-pleaser with the combination of fresh strawberries and indulgent cream cheese in fun, bite-sized biscuits,” says Chef Kevin Relf, a member of The Chefs of the Mills who helped judge this year’s entries and select the four that went on to the final public voting phase. “Each of this year’s finalists showcased how biscuits can be the foundation for a variety of unique menu items that work across dayparts.”

The Biskies Recipe Contest runners up, who each received $5,000, are:

General Mills Foodservice, which partners with restaurants to provide back-of-house products, recipe inspiration and culinary support, launched The Biskies Recipe Contest in 2023 to celebrate biscuits in all their flavors and forms. Entries were reviewed by General Mills Foodservice’s team of culinary professionals, Chefs of the Mills, and featured on General Mill Foodservice’s website and social media channels for a public vote.