After three nights of food battles in Bermuda Hospitality Institute’s fundraiser, “Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year”, Fairmont Southampton chefs have made their mark on both the judges and audiences alike.
On Friday November 2nd, Bacci Chef Adam de la Cruz was the overall winner of the night in a nail biting finish that saw Chef Bipin Sharma of Bone Fish Grill in Dockyard snag the Audience Favorite Award. Chef Adam de la Cruz’s winning dish was Chicken Roulade w/Eggplant Lasagna; Eggplant Vinaigrette w/Tomato Basil Froth & Chicken Farce.
On November 5th, in Semi-Final Round three, Fairmont Southampton Chef Trevor Kliaman was the overall winner, with Chef Jonathan Rivard of Bolero earning the Audience Favorite Award. Chef Trevor Kliaman’s winning dish was Herb & Goat Cheese Crusted Lamb Rib-eye w/Jalapeno Lamb Lollipop; Sweet Potato Ratatouille.
Semi-Final Round One on Thursday, November 1st, was won by Newport Gastro Pub Chef Carmin Viola. Executive Chef & Host Edmund Smith of Ascots Restaurant also presented Carmin with the Audience Favorite Award.
“We continue to be impressed with the level of creativity, skill and professionalism of these up and coming chefs,” said Karla Lacey, BHI CEO. “The judges and the audience have had a great time!”