2016 CHEFS & PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
Headliners for the Grand Gala Reception & Dinner and participating in the Grand Tasting, these 11 Chefs have had an iconic presence in the Capital Region, maintaining the highest standards of culinary excellence in the their restaurants. They have all committed to the community participation in hundreds of charitable between them.
The Adirondack Appliance Signature Chef Invitational has been created to provide diversity among and opportunity for Capital Region Executive Chefs to compete for a place on the 2017 Signature Chef Team. These Chefs will compete LIVE during the Saturday Grand Tasting in mystery basket-style competition and also showcase their exceptional food in the Grand Tastings in the exhibit area!
The Albany Chef's Food & Wine Festival and timesunion.com is committed to celebrating and promoting our up & coming chefs. Each of the 6 winning chefs underwent the 3 month competition where they were nominated by the public; had to meet selection criteria; pass the finalist phase and then were reviewed & interviewed by committee judges, all while being voted on buy the public. The 6 winning chefs not only are celebrated as the brightest rising stars of the Albany culinary scene, they also receive a mentorship with one of our iconic Signature Chefs.
Capital Region Chefs will be featured throughout the Festival in the Friday & Saturday Grand Tasting and Seminars. These Chefs are an excellent representation of the best of the Capital Region Culinary Scene. We are thrilled to present to you such a diverse and talented offering of featured Chefs & Restaurants for Festival 2015!