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

Saturday, August 28, 1:00pm


Chris Kafcsak
Nomad Culinary

Alyssa Westover
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

Drew Anderson
Cleveland Kraut


Jen Rome
Blogger, Why CLE

Tim McCoy
Education Director, ICASI

Tony Musachio
Radio, Everyone Knows Tony


Free Range Chicken and Garlic Competition | 3:00PM

Saturday, August 28, 3:00pm


Anthony Scolaro
One Eleven Bistro

Matthew Spinner

Carmen Paponetti
Domo Yakitori


Geoff Stout
Euro USA

Tim McCoy
Education Director, ICASI

Brandon Chrostowski
Founder, Presdient & CEO, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Jerry Polcar
Hansen’s Greenhouse

Pasture Raised Pork and Garlic Competition | 1:00PM

Sunday, August 29, 1:00pm


Brian Evans
On The Rise

Ryan Kaston
Smoke This – Craft Pit BBQ

Drew Mansour
Fire food & drink

Eleacar Siogdo


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

Eric Wells
Chef, Skye LaRae’s Culinary Services

Andy Ng
Chef, Ice or Rice

Vegetarian Garlic Competition | 3:00PM

Sunday, August 29, 3:00pm


Peter Reuter
Scorpacciata Pasta Co.

Anna Kim
Personal Chef

Conner Speigner
The Root Cafe


Ben Giordano

Tony Anselmo
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Premier Produce One

Rebecca Petrilli
Edible Cleveland

Debbi Snook
Food Journalist

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.