“Top Chef” Award

Only ONE chef will receive the coveted TOP CHEF Award!  This award is given to the chef who raises the most money through ALL fundraising efforts (online tips, event night tips, table sales, and pre-event fundraising activities).




“Tip Chef” Awards

The top THREE chefs raising the most money through TIPS only will each receive a Tip Chef Award.  This award is given without consideration to food categories.





“Chef Choice” Awards

You Talk!  We Listen!  For the 2nd year—-CHEF NIBBLE TIME!  We know our chefs have gone hungry in previous years so we are fixing the problem by asking them to participate in our Chef Nibble Time!   Chefs that elect to participate will provide an extra 20 samples to feed the CHEFS! Before the doors open to the community, between 5:15 – 5:45, chefs will be able to go around to all the participating chefs to fill their plates with the same delicious food prepared for the community! They will then be able to vote for their favorite dish in every category…and have a chance to win the full-flavored Chef Choice Award!

2016 Top Chef Recipient

“Mardi-Gras BBQ New Orleans Style” by Jack Surface

2016 Tip Chef Recipients

1.  Jack Surface
2.  Jeff Carrigan
3.  Gay Nation

2016 Chef’s Choice Recipients

Appetizer: “Scotch Eggs” by Dr. Jeff Bird
Soup & Salad: “Philly Cheese Steak Soup” by Malik Perry
Vegetable/Side: “You Had Me At Cheese” by Sam Beasley
Main Dish: “Pork Trifecta Sandwich” by Dr. Kirk Perry
Dessert: “Pumpkin Short Cake w/Cinnamon Ice Cream” by Cary Malchow


2015 Top Chef Recipient

“Barber Shop BBQ Pork Wings” by Jack Surface

2015 Tip Chef Recipients

  1. Jack Surface
  2. John Brooke
  3. Michael & Gary Thomas

2015 Chef’s Choice Recipients

Appetizer: “Sriracha Spiced Bacon” by Brendan Bow
Soup & Salad: “Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad” by Frank Baldwin
Vegetable/Side: “Piggy Mac N Cheese” by Mark Cooper
Main Dish: “Barber Shop BBQ Pork Wings” by Jack Surface
Dessert: “Blackberry Cobbler” by Tim Wilson


2014 Top Chef Recipients

Appetizer: “Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs” by Jeff Carrigan
Soup & Salad: “Steve’s Caprese Pasta Salad” by Steve Merritt
Vegetable/Side: “Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn” by Jeff Sikora
Main Dish: “Pork Wings / Bourbon BBQ A Better Way” by Jack Surface
Dessert: “Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee” by Mike Chandler

2014 Tip Chef Recipients

Appetizer: “Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs” by Jeff Carrigan
Soup & Salad: “Crunchy Cranberry Jello Salad” by Dale Lindley
Vegetables/Side “Big Bear’s Lobster Mac-N-Cheese” by Sam Beasley
Main Dish: “Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken taco Soup” by Keith Doubt
Dessert: “Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee” by Mike Chandle

2014 FUN Award Recipients

Decorazione Migliore Della Tabella (Italian – Best Table Decoration) – Award for the best decorated chef station. Curtis Cunningham
Le Meilleur Costume De Chef (French – Best Chef Costume) – Award for the best costume. Dom Caristi
Go Team Go – Award for the Chef who best uses Second Harvest Food Bank info in his decor and/or costume. Keith Doubt
Hot Stuff Award – Award for the dish that “brought the heat” to the event. Rocky Fuller
On Time Every Time – Award fo the chef who made all deadline requests, paperwork turned in, and in attendance to at least one meeting. Jon Orlosky
Uniquely You – Award for the Chef with a unique dish. the ingredients are not the norm and neither is he! His item was unique as he is. Bob Rector
Cookin’ From Scratch – This chef doesn’t know a prepared can or container. He is a Chef’s Chef. Caleb Churchill
Best Bromance – Award for THE pair of chefs who supported each other like no other. Dr. Burt & Dr. Perry
Mr. Congeniality – Award for Chef who fully supported the event and the other chefs and to help “bring world peace.” Jim Needham

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