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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