The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted 400 of Chicago’s top chefs, peers and fans for the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence Sunday night at Venue SIX10. The Banchet Awards are the only Chicago-based awards presentation that recognizes and rewards culinary originality and talent in the Chicagoland area.
And the winners are…..drum roll please!
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR–Fat Rice
CHEF OF THE YEAR–Chris Pandel, B. Hospitality
BEST NEW RESTAURANT–The Blanchard
RISING CHEF OF THE YEAR–Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark, PARACHUTE
PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR–Sandra Holl, Floriole
BEST CHEF-DE-CUISINE–Tony Quartaro (Formento’s)
BEST NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT–mfk.
RISING PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR–Kelly Helgesen, Lula Cafe
BEST SOMMELIER–Elizabeth Mendez, Vera
BEST MIXOLOGIST–Jacyara De Oliveira, Sportsman’s Club
BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE–Billy Sunday
BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN–Cherry Circle Room
BEST ETHNIC RESTAURANT (NEW CATEGORY) —Birrieria Zaragoza
Following the awards, nominees and attendees enjoyed an after-party featuring food from Antique Taco, Bar Toma, Cemitas Pueblas, Chicago’s Doghouse, Chop Shop, Gibson’s Steakhouse, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, Peninsula Chicago, Pork + Mindy’s and Shake Shack.
Congrats to ALL!
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