Sarah Freedman-Izquierdo of Miami Beach, Fla., below, was the grand champion in the fourth annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off, the only national kosher cooking competition in America.

Celebrity chef Jacques Pepin, the lead judge, called Freedman-Izquierdo’s Mandarin Dumpling Soup, bottom, the “clear winner in all categories of taste, ease of prep,appearance and originality and creativity!”

Winner Sarah Freedman-Izquierdo  prepares the winning dish

The only New York-area finalist in the contest, held last week at the JCC in Manhattan, was Rachelle Lapidus of Lawrence, L.I. Freedman-Izquierdo took home $25,000 for her day’s work.

Mandarin Dumpling Soup