2018 Garden State Culinary Arts Awards Results

by Alice Magdziak • April 30, 2018 • Events, FoodComments (0)193

Congratulations to all the winners of the Second Annual Garden State Culinary Arts Awards! South Jersey really cleaned up this year with many award winners from Collingswood and Princeton.  Keep reading to see all the 2018 winners.

We attended the awards ceremony on Sunday evening at the gorgeous Bell Works building in Holmdel.  It was a lovely evening with a food, wine and beer reception after the ceremony.  There was some great food (as you’d expect) which was presented by culinary students. Our favorites were an asparagus bisque which tasted just like Spring and a pork confit with sweet potato, braised greens and chicharrones.

This year’s winners were:

Outstanding Food Market: Stockton Market, Stockton: Steven Grabowski and Cheryl Olsten, owners

Best Neighborhood Food Establishments:

Central – El Tule, Lambertville: Egoavil and Anguiano families, owners

North – Seabra’s Marisqueira, Newark: Joaquim Fernandes, chef-owner; Antonio Sousa and Manuel Cerqueira, owners

South – Louisa’s Cafe, Cape May: Will Riccio, owner

Outstanding New Restaurant: Hearthside, Collingswood: Lindsay Piperno, owner; Dominic Piperno, chef-owner

Outstanding Restaurant: Elements, Princeton: Scott Anderson, chef-partner; Stephen Distler, partner

Garden State Culinary Legend: Ariane Daguin, D’Artagnan; Union

Outstanding Beer Professional: Ryan Krill, Chris “Hank” Henke and Bob Krill, Cape May Brewing Co.; Cape May

Outstanding Chef: Dan Richer, Razza Pizza Artigianale; Jersey City

Outstanding Farmer:  Cherry Grove Organic Farm, Lawrence Township: Matthew Conver

Outstanding Food Artisan: Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Milford: Nina and Jonathan White, owners

Outstanding Pastry Chef / Baker: Jennifer Colello Carson, Lillipies; Princeton

Outstanding Spirits Professional: Mark Pascal and Francis Schott, Stage Left Steak; New Brunswick

Outstanding Wine Professional: Tie between Sean Comninos, Bill and Penni Heritage, Heritage Vineyards; Mullica Hill and Chris Cree, Pluckemin Inn; Bedminster

Rising Star Chef: Valentina Fortuna, Constellation Collective; Collingswood

Check out all of the pictures from our evening at the Garden State Culinary Arts Awards.  Congrats to all the winners!

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