MOBILE, Ala., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitchen on George has won first place in the 'Best Chef' category of Lagniappe Magazine's 2015 Nappie Awards, which annually recognizes excellence in Mobile's entertainment areas. Executive Chef Gillian Clark has only been with Kitchen on George for five months but has proven herself to be a success in the Mobile community. Nappie award-winning businesses and individuals were nominated by readers, and the top six finalists in each category received votes from Mobile diners via paper and online ballots.
"We are thrilled to be honored with the 'Best Chef' category by Lagniappe Magazine and the residents of Mobile," says General Manager Craig Parker. "Our team, specifically Chef Gillian, here at Kitchen on George strives to please customers in all aspects of dining, and we hope to continue serving Mobile with a premier dining experience."
Kitchen on George's commitment to locally sourced and seasonally inspired cuisine has proven popular among its diners. Buying from local producers allows Clark to offer fresh, bright flavors of the region while providing the healthiest, most high-quality food at an affordable price. Kitchen on George's menu developed by Clark consists of a wide variety of contemporary American food, which guests can enjoy in small plates or as larger traditional entrées. An extensive selection of fine wines is also offered to complement the refined menu.
"It is such an honor to be voted 'Best Chef' by Mobile diners and Lagniappe Magazine," says Clark. "I'm so humbled by how I've been welcomed in this community after such a short period of time. I am proud of our entire team for everything they put into the restaurant daily. We work hard to provide our customers with exceptional food and atmosphere, and it is great to see our efforts paying off."
Kitchen on George is a familiar name in the cuisine categories of the Lagniappe Magazine's Nappie Awards and has received numerous other recognitions for its premier dining experience. Kitchen on George won first place in six categories and second place in three categories of Lagniappe Magazine's 2014 Nappie Awards. Lagniappe's readers also voted Kitchen on George "Most Underrated Restaurant" in 2013 and "Best New Restaurant" in the fine dining category in its debut year in 2012. Kitchen on George was also selected for the OpenTable 2014 Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America, which highlights eateries around the country that contribute to the character of their neighborhoods.
Similarly, Mobile-area diners ranked the restaurant as one of the region's best, naming it to the January 2014 list of OpenTable Diner's Choice restaurants. In addition to these honors, Kitchen on George won the 2014 Best of Mobile Award in the Catering category by the Mobile Award Program, marking the second consecutive year that the restaurant has been honored for its exceptional catering. Kitchen on George is also voted the no. 1 restaurant in Mobile, according to Trip Advisor.
Kitchen on George supports Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Mobile, where a staff of professional chefs provide a learning lab and teaching establishment for culinary and pastry arts students. This allows students to gain real-world experience while working as externs at Kitchen on George.
For more information about Kitchen on George or to make a reservation, call (251) 436-8890 or visit www.kitchenongeorge.com.
About Kitchen on George
Located in Mobile, Ala., Kitchen on George features locally sourced and seasonal American dining. The restaurant is owned by Education Corporation of America which operates Virginia College in Mobile, along with 26 ground locations nationwide. Additional restaurant locations include Century Restaurant and Bar at the Tutwiler and the Cafe at Innovation Depot in Birmingham, Ala., Kitchen on Cary in Richmond, Va., and Kitchen on San Marco in Jacksonville, Fla.
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