DENVER, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver Magazine announced today the finalists for its 2010 “Denver Chef of the Year” awards program. In an extensive search that included countless anonymous meals and input from chefs, sommeliers, farmers, instructors, and other industry professionals across the state, Denver Magazine scoured the city for the most influential culinary artisans of the year.
“In addition to being consistently talented at their craft and an inspiration for others in the business, these individuals have made a significant contribution to the Denver dining scene since this time last year,” says Denver Magazine publisher/editor Michael Ledwitz.
“Whether they opened a new restaurant or went from relative obscurity to being a chef we had heard about most during the nomination process, these talented individuals were an important part of the Denver culinary world this year, and it is a pleasure to honor them,” says Denver Magazine senior food editor, Stacey Brugeman.
The 2010 “Denver Chef of the Year” honorees are
Chef of the Year Finalists
Jeff Osaka, Twelve Restaurant
Jennifer Jasinski, Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, and Rioja
Tyler Wiard, Elway’s
Rising Star Finalists
Brad Rowell, Colt & Gray
Chris MacGillivray, Olivea
Sergio Romero, Argyll
Specialty Chef: Street Cart Finalists
Chad Clevenger, The Porker
David Bravdica, Brava! Pizzeria della Strada
Mike Winston, Gastro Cart
Kevin Burke, Colt & Gray
Randy Layman, Vesta Dipping Grill
Sean Kenyon, Steuben’s Food Service
Gregory Bortz, The Denver Bread Company
Jeff Cleary, Grateful Bread Company
Michael Bortz, City Bakery
Winners will be announced September 13, 2010 at an invitation-only party to be held at Union Station. The October issue of Denver Magazine will feature all 15 finalists and the many reasons for honoring them this year.
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SOURCE Denver Magazine