Top Chef Garlic Grill Off Events

2014 TOP CHEF Grill off participants

Saturday – Grass-fed Beef

Judging: 12:00 - 12:45 PM


Erik Martinez
Executive Chef Cibreo Italian Kitchen

DeShawn Conley
Sodexo Healthcare at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Brad Cecchi
Executive Chef Urban Farmer

Brian Rosander
Executive Chef Judson Manor



Ashley Young
Guckenheimer and Fire & Ash

Ben Bebenroth
Chef/Owner of Spice Kitchen + Bar,
Spice of Life Catering, and Spice Acres

Joe Crea
Restaurants and Dining Editor for
Northeast Ohio Media Group


Saturday – Free Range Chicken

Judging: 2:00 - 2:45 PM


Matthew Fife
Executive Chef The Union Club

Chris Dilisi
Executive Chef The Willeyville

Matthew Anderson
Crop Kitchen

Jennifer Plank
Executive Chef Toast



Debbi Snook
reporter The Plain Dealer

Tony Fortner
Executive Chef Stonetown

Scott Kim
Owner/Chef SASA


Sunday – Pasture Raised Heirloom Pork

Judging: 12:00 - 12:45 PM


John Selick
Executive Chef Sodexo Healthcare University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Allysun Selick
Sodexo Healthcare at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Eric Wells
Executive Chef Ligali’s Bistro and
and Skye LaRae’s Culinary Services

Jimmy Gibson
Executive Chef Sterle’s Country House

Brian Evans
On the Rise Artisan Breads



Britt-Marie Culey
Owner/Executive Pastry Chef Coquette Patisserie

Brandt Evans
Owner/Chef Pura Vida and Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

Doug Trattner
Dining Editor Cleveland Scene Magazine,
co-author of Michael Symon’s Carnivore and,
Michael Symon’s 5 in 5


2012 Grill-Off Results

Congratulations to Ashley Young of Flying Fig for winning the Grass-fed Beef Grill-Off and Willie Jackson, of SARAVA for winning the Free Range Chicken Grill-Off on Saturday.

And, congratulations to Matthew Mytro of Flour for winning the Pork Grill-Off on Sunday.

The creativity of ALL the participating chefs and their dishes was phenomenal! Cleveland is lucky to have such culinary talent in our city. Thank you to our other participants and judges.

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