2017 Winners

The 2017 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Winners brought incredible creativity and excitement to the table. Learn more about the chefs behind the dishes, their restaurants, and the products they used!

Winning Chefs

Chef Michael Minden

First Place Winner • Chef Michael Minden, Michael V’s Restaurant & Bar

Michael’s culinary journey has taken him all over the southern regions of the country, including stops in Texas, Alabama and Florida. He now calls Tulsa Home, where his well-traveled influences have led him to his own restaurant with a menu that features classic cuisine with a twist. He also enjoys baking almost everything in-house in order to share his incredible experiences through food. Read More »

Chef Carrie Hudson

Second Place Winner • Chef Carrie Hudson, West Egg Café

An attendee of the Art Institute of Atlanta for Culinary Arts, Carrie revels in delighting with food that brings joy. Now, as pastry chef at West Egg Café, a southern comfort oasis in Atlanta, Carrie brings her loves for baking, farmers markets and seasonal produce together to come up with new, exciting flavor combinations for her famous hand pies. Read More »

2017 Honorable Mention Chefs

Chef Rebecca Alarcon

Honorable Mention • Chef Rebecca Alarcon, The Richmond Arms Pub

From waitress beginnings to culinary education to international cooking flair, Rebecca brings her vast experience to a soccer-crazed pub. Read More »

Chef Dennis Chan

Honorable Mention • Chef Dennis Chan, Blue Bamboo

With a focus on creative Asian cuisine, Blue Bamboo brings the perfect blend of traditional and modern to form a hip, Asian comfort menu. Read More »

Donal Clark

Honorable Mention • Donal Clark, Millers Seawall Grill

A finalist three years in a row, Donal continues to impress with his expansive menu of comfort food and classic Southern favorites. Read More »

Contest open to independent restaurant and food truck operators only.
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