Grass-Fed Beef and Garlic Competition | 1:00PM

Saturday, August 28, 1:00pm


Ashley Foster
Chef, Chefology, LLC & Larder Delicatessen and Bakery

Drew Anderson + Christian Hanna
Chef, Cleveland Kitchen & Korea House



Brandon Chrostowski
Edwin’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Free Range Chicken and Garlic Competition | 3:00PM

Saturday, August 28, 3:00pm


Cassandra Barlow
Chef, Tri C Hospitality Management

Antonia Philpot
Chef, Culinary Expressions Catering

Felix Torres
Chef, Tri C Hospitality Management



Pasture Raised Pork and Garlic Competition | 1:00PM

Sunday, August 29, 1:00pm


Brian Evans
Chef, On The Rise

Andy Ng
Chef, Ice or Rice

Bryan Gross
Chef, Edwins Restaurant


Jennifer Picciano
Reporter, WOIO-TV Cleveland 19 
& Producer/Talent for Cleveland Cooks

Eric Wells
Chef, Skye LaRae’s Culinary Services

Tim McCoy
Education Director, ICASI

Tony Anselmo
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Premier Produce One

Vegetarian Garlic Competition | 3:00PM

Sunday, August 29, 3:00pm


Drew Mansour
Edwin’s Too

Anna Kim
Personal Chef



Tim McCoy
Education Director, ICASI

Drew Anderson
Cleveland Kitchen


This Year’s 2019 Grill-off Winners

  • Top Chef Grass-Fed Beef Winner – Chris Kafcsak of Nomad Culinary
  • Top Chef Free Range Chicken Winner – Matthew Spinner of Ushabu
  • Top Chef Pasture Raised Pork Winner – Brian Evans of On The Rise
  • Top Chef Vegetarian Winner – Personal Chef Anna Kim 

The creativity of ALL the participating chefs and their dishes was phenomenal! Cleveland is lucky to have such culinary talent in our city. Thank you to our other participants and judges.