The fabulous dinner — filled with Cajun and creole delights — was capped off by an outstanding dessert prepared by Chef Educator James Foran and his Grossmont Community College culinary students.
The lemon custard tart with toasted almond crusi, huckleberry sauce, sour cream cremuex, citrus and basil was by noted many diners as the best item on the menu.
It was a great night honoring individuals and organizations that helped make 2019 a historic year for the Chefs de Cuisine Association of San Diego.
2019 Chef de Cuisine Award Winners
David Yee American Culinary Federation Chef of the Year
Calvin Herbin Local Chapter Chef of the Year
Jeff Roberto Education Foundation President’s Award
Jose Duran Lifetime Achievement
Joseph Fritz Educator of the Year
Christine Garingo Student of the Year
Bradford Bruce Education Foundation Board Member of the Year
Myrna Cox Culinary Enthusiast of the Year
Pick On Us Company of the Year
Seth Sprague Sponsorship of the Year
Pam Palmer Lowe Advocate of the Year
and Jeff Lowe
Diana Fuentes Volunteer of the Year
Kitchens For Good Partnership of the Year
The French Gourmet Purveyor Associate of the Year
Sushi On a Roll Outstanding Purveyor of the Year
Antoinette Davis Dedicated Service Award
Andre Harris Sr. Dedicated Service Award
Leerosendo West Dedicated Service Award
Special thanks to One World Beef, dos Gringos, The French Gourmet, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Tuo Cutlery, Omni Hotels & Resorts San Diego, San Diego Seafood, Justin Galloway Photographer, Grossmont Community College Culinary Program, the Handlery Hotel, Sushi on a Roll, San Diego Wine Judge Brad Bruce, Galasso’s Bakery and Moceri Produce.