Meet the Judges from 2018

Steven Blair, Johnson & Wales University

Steven Blair is the Culinary Admissions Representative from Johnson & Wales University. Read more here.

 Denny Corriveau, The Wild Cheff

The Free Range Culinary Institute’s Founder and Master Game Chef - Denny Corriveau is a noted national authority on wild game preparation. Read more here.

Alina Eisenhauer, Chopped/Cupcake Wars/Sweet Genius Alina Eisenhauer opened her first bakery, Sturbridge Baking Company, in 2003 and grew her menu from breads & cookies to a full bakery and café serving breakfast and lunch. Read more here.
 George Malavasic, Johnson & Wales University George Malavasic is a Chef Demonstrator/Admissions Officer at Johnson & Wales University and a culinary chef with over 25 years of industry experience. Read more here.
William Nemeroff, 2017 Iron Chef Champion As a chef, William Nemeroff sees it as his job to not only provide honest crowd favorites and reinvented comfort food, but also to inspire and educate the guests that come to BT’s Smokehouse. Read more here.
Peter Eco, Off the Common Restaurant, Boston Park Plaza Hotel Peter Eco, Chef of Off The Common restaurant at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, has over 25 years’ experience in kitchens around the country. Read more here.
Barbara Houle, Table Hoppin', Worcester Telegram & Gazette Barbara M. Houle is the retired food editor of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, working there more than 35 years as a reporter and editor. Read more here.
Jim Nicas, Castle Restaurant Chef Jim Nicas is co-owner of the Castle Restaurant in Leicester, MA. He has been buying and cellaring wine for the restaurant for some 45 years. Read more here.
James Palariello, Lead Chef & Worcester Public Schools Chef Jim Palmariello of Lead Chef & WPS has 30 years working in the industry. Read more here.

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