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Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Competition

Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase participating chefs, will vie for the coveted $5,000 cash prize and Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award presented by Goya.

2023 Chef of Chef Award Winners presented by GOYA

2023 Chef of Chef Award Winner

2023 Chef of Chef Award Winner

Chef Masaru Fukuda with Pacha Nikkei took top honors including a $5,000 cash prize along with the trophy presented by GOYA Foods for his Lobster Ceviche—poached lobster guanabana (soursop) leche de tigre, Peruvian corn, crushed cancha, cherry blossom powder & sweet potato air.

Past Winners

2023 Chef of Chef Winner

2023 Chef of Chef Winner

Chef Masaru Fukuda
Pacha Nikkei
Houston, TX
2023 1st Runner Up

2023 1st Runner Up

Chef Alex Au-Yeung and his Culinary team
Phat Eatery
Katy, TX
2023 2nd Runner Up

2023 2nd Runner Up

Chef Urvin Croes
Infini
Aruba
2022 Chef of Chefs Winner

2022 Chef of Chefs Winner

Daisuke Igataki
Shimogamo
Chandler, Arizona
2022 1st Runner Up

2022 1st Runner Up

Chef Urvin Croes
Infini
Aruba
2022 2nd Runner Up

2022 2nd Runner Up

David Skinner
eculent
Kemah, TX
2019 Winners

2019 Winners

Brandon Silva, Wooster’s Garden, Grand Prize Winner of the Chef of Chef Awards presented by Goya; Jesse Cavazos, Nick's Fish Dive & Oyster Bar, 2nd Runner Up; and Carlos Ramos, Latin Bites, 1st Runner Up
2018 Chef of Chefs Winner

2018 Chef of Chefs Winner

David Morris
Area Executive Chef,
Howard Hughes Hospitality,
Robard’s Steakhouse
The Woodlands, TX
2018 Just Desserts Winner

2018 Just Desserts Winner

Ryan Witcher
Executive Pastry Chef
Robard's
The Woodlands, TX
2018 1st Runner Up

2018 1st Runner Up

Laurent Godbout
Executive Chef/Owner
Chez L'Épicier
Palm Beach, FL
2018 2nd Runner Up

2018 2nd Runner Up

Carlos Ramos
Executive Chef
Latin Bites Contemporary Cuisine
Houston, Texas
2017 Chef of Chef Winner

2017 Chef of Chef Winner

Hassan Obaye
Executive Kitchen Manager
La Table
Houston, TX
2017 Just Desserts Winner

2017 Just Desserts Winner

Michael Gaddy
Executive Pastry Chef
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
The Woodlands, TX
2017 1st Runner Up

2017 1st Runner Up

Santiago de la Cruz
Executive Chef
The Woodlands Country Club
The Woodlands, TX
2017 2nd Runner Up

2017 2nd Runner Up

Jesse Cavazos
Executive Chef
Cru Food & Wine Bar
The Woodlands, TX
2016 Chef of Chefs Winner

2016 Chef of Chefs Winner

Carlos Ramos
Executive Chef
Latin Bites
Houston, TX
2016 Just Desserts Winner

2016 Just Desserts Winner

Miguel Gutierrez
Pastry Chef
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
The Woodlands, TX
2016 1st Runner Up

2016 1st Runner Up

Santiago de la Cruz
Executive Chef
The Woodlands Country Club
The Woodlands, TX
2016 2nd Runner Up

2016 2nd Runner Up

Hassan Obaye
Executive Chef
La Table
Houston, TX
2015 Chef of Chef Award Winner

2015 Chef of Chef Award Winner

Kris Jakob
Executive Chef
Kris Bistro and Wine Lounge
Houston, TX
2015 Just Desserts Winner

2015 Just Desserts Winner

Kyle Evans
Executive Chef
Bob's Steak & Chop House
The Woodlands, TX
2015 1st Runner Up

2015 1st Runner Up

Ja'Nel Witt
Former Executive Chef
Corner Table
Houston, TX
2015 2nd Runner Up

2015 2nd Runner Up

John Brazie
Executive Chef
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
The Woodlands, TX
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