Chefs, farmers, brewers, wine makers, food writers, patrons of the culinary arts, and more gathered Sunday night. The celebration of culinary greatness in the Garden State took place under the awe-inspiring, iconic open atrium that was once Bell Labs and is now Bell Works.
Before the awards got underway, guests were treated to a selection of local New Jersey beer and wine at an impressive bar brought in just for the occasion.
Master of ceremonies for the evening was Andy Clurfeld, founder and president of the Garden State Culinary Arts Foundation. The program also involved many guest presenters which included several winners from last year.
If you missed our post announcing the full list of finalists, you can check it out here.
And the winners are…
Outstanding Food Artisan
Nina and Jonathan White, owners
Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Milford
Cherry Grove Organic Farm, Lawrence Township
Outstanding Pastry Chef / Baker
Jennifer Colello Carson
Outstanding Beer Professional
Ryan Krill, Chris “Hank” Henke, and Bob Krill
Cape May Brewing Co., Cape May
Outstanding Wine Professional (tie)
Sean Comninos, Bill and Penni Heritage
Heritage Vineyards, Mullica Hill
Pluckemin Inn, Bedminster
Outstanding Spirits Professional
Mark Pascal and Francis Schott
Stage Left Steak, New Brunswick
Garden State Culinary Legend
Rising Star Chef
Constellation Collective, Collingswood
Best Neighborhood Food Establishments
Seabra’s Marisqueira, Newark
El Tule, Lambertville
Louisa’s Cafe, Cape May
Outstanding New Restaurant
Best Food Market
Stockton Market, Stockton
Razza Pizza Artigianale, Jersey City