Chefs & Menu Items


























Vince Blancato – Chef and Child Foundation Chair

Charcuterie Plate, Assorted Meats and Cheeses

Peter Gambacorta – Chef/Owner Private Chef of Bay
Caprese Napoleons 
Eggplant, Mozzarella, Ripe Tomatoes and Basil with a Balsamic Glaze  

Tom Favorin  - Harvest Moon Seafood
Colossal Pink Shrimp with Cocktail and Tarter Sauces

Xiomara Mora-Riveria CC – Student Chapter President
Pineapple Chicken Salad

Vanessa Marquis, CEC – R&D Chef at FSC 
Braised Pork with Savory Bacon Crumb Apple Bread Pudding, Potato Puree and an Apple Cider Glaze

Rene Marquis, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC

 Corporate Chef of F Dick USA
Tornadoes of Beef with a Perigeaux Sauce on Bed of Polenta with Vegetables

    Michael Thrash CEC, CCA, WCWC 

Corporate Chef of Simplot
Avocado Mango Thai Noodle Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing

Carlos Cole – Executive Chef at The Bay Club
Braised Short Rib with Roasted Corn Risotto and a Red Wine Demi

Rick Eppers – Personal Chef
Duck Sate with Lemon Ginger Rice

Steve Afflixio, CEC, AAC 

Food Fanatics Chef US Foods, Tampa
Seared Chem-Free Scallop with Quinoa, Green Chickpea, Kale and Edamame 
with a Chili Lime Sauce

Sean Copeland – Corporate Chef at Welbilt
Smoked Duck Breast with Curry Carrot Mousseline, Brandied Cherry Chutney & Parsnip Hay

Gaston Merideth – Chef/Owner

Gaston Culinary Services
Baby Back Ribs with BBQ Aioli and Pickled English Cucumber

Zach Crossman -Sous Chef at The Bay Club
Mediterranean Lamb Chop on Citrus Jade Rice and a Lingonberry Gastrique

Patrick Artz, CC -Culinary Educator, HCPS
Chicken Lemongrass Pots Stickers with Ponzu Chicken with Spicy Asian Relish

Geoffrey Blanchette, CEC – Chef Owner of Blanchettes
Blackened Salmon with a Tropical Fruit Salsa and Beurre Blanc

Masik Mohamaed Amine 

Owner/Chef Mo’Rock’In Mediterranean Grill
Mo’Rockin Chicken Kebab on Pita Bread

Josh Gromalski –Sous Chef at The Bay Club
Ahi Tuna Nachos with Wonton Chips, Asian Slaw with 
Cucumber Wasabi Dressing Dynamite Sauce

Tim Nicholson – Chef/Owner The Menu Spring
Wines by Importing and CSM Distributing LLC

Sean Greelish - Stilt House Brewery

Assorted Desserts

A special Thank You to Cheney Brothers for donating the Food for this event and

could not be done without their Partnership and Generosity!

Call: 804-605-2266

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