Chef Winners Announced
Prior to the checkoff-funded 2009 National Beef Cook-Off, a Chef Cook-Off Challenge also took place in Sonoma, Calif.
Grand Prize Award Winner: Carlo Cavallo, Executive Chef & Proprietor Meritage Restaurant for the Mustard and Lavender Encrusted Ribeye Slow Roasted & Smoked Over Cabernet Wine Barrel Oak Staves with Sonoma Olive Pesto
People’s Choice Award Winner: Erica Holland-Toll, Executive Chef Ducca for the Pepper Crusted Beef Ribeye Steaks with Agro-Dolce Onions
First Place Award Winners: Jonathan Clemons, Executive Chef Capitol Garage for the Bistro Steak Salad with Pinot Pine Nut Vinaigrette; Thomas Odermatt, Founder Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie for the Bistecca California with Meyer Lemon Curly Cress Gremolata and Fried Shallots; Korina McAlister, Handler/Culinary Director GuyFieri.com for the Cloven Sonoma Rose; and, James Stolich, CookWithJames.com for the Fall Braise of Beef Brisket.