The Winners

2016 

Overall Iron Chef Winner: Chef William Nemeroff of The International

Judge's Choice: Chris Anthony Bairos of Amaia Martini Bar (runners up: Ken Zhang of Yummy Japanese Steakhouse and William Nemeroff of The International

The People's Choice Awards: 1st place, Chef Adam Hicks of Depot Street Tavern; 2nd place, Shane Anderson of Eller's Restaurant; 3rd place, Chef Ken Yukimura of Sturbridge Seafood 

Dessert: 1st place, Tantasqua Regional High School, runner up: Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School 

WXLO Perfect Palate Award: Chef Rick Araujo of Civic Kitchen & Drink

 

2015

Overall Iron Chef Winner: Tim Russo of Volturno Pizza

Judge's Picks, three-way tie: Tim Russo of Volturno Pizza, Brian Treitman of B.T.'s Smokehouse, and Jon Saccomando of Anzio's Brick Oven Pizza

The People's Choice Awards: 1st place, Chef Christopher O'Harra of Flying Rhino; 2nd place, Chef Tim Russo of Volturno Pizza; 3rd place, Chef Allen Granberg of Bella's Bistro

 

2014

Overall Iron Chef Winner: Neil Rogers of Volturno Pizza

Judge's Picks: Neil Rogers of Volturno Pizza (runners up: Matt Dion of Rovezzi's Ristorante and Damian Evangelous of Armsby Abbey)

The People's Choice Awards: 1st place: Rafael Guzman Cruz of Two Chefs (runners up: Matt Dion of Rovezzi's Ristorante and Cathy Young of EVO Dining)

 

2013

Overall Iron Chef Winner: Al Maykel of EVO Dining

Judge's Picks: Dan O'Sullivan of Sonoma (runners up: Al Maykel of EVO Dining and Brian Treitman of BT's Smokehouse)

The People's Choice Awards: Dan O'Sullivan of Sonoma, (runners up: Al Maykel of EVO Dining and Brian Treitman of BT's Smokehouse)

 

2012

Overall Iron Chef Winner: Christopher Rovezzi of Rovezzi's Ristorante

Judge's Picks: Christopher Rovezzi of Rovezzi's Ristorante (runners up: Wilson Wang of BABA Sushi and Dan O'Sullivan of Sonoma).

The People's Choice Awards: Wilson Wang of BABA Sushi (runners up: Al Maykel of EVO Dining and Bill Nemeroff of Ceres Bistro).

 

2011

Overall Iron Chef Winner: Tim Quinn of Old Sturbridge Village’s Oliver Wight Tavern

Judge's Picks: Wilson Wang of BABA Sushi (runners up: Jared Calderone of Feng Asian Bistro & Hibachi and Tim Quinn of Old Sturbridge Village’s Oliver Wight Tavern)

The People's Choice Awards: Mark Hawley of Flying Rhino (runners up: Wilson Wang of BABA Sushi and Brian Treitman of BT’s Smokehouse)

 

2010

Finalists competed for the coveted Iron Chef Title:

  • Asian Category: Chef Wilson Wang, Baba Sushi (Worcester)
  • Gourmet: Chef Andrew LaHaye, Sterling Country Club
  • Dessert: Chef Bill Nemeroff, Cedar Street Restaurant (Sturbridge, MA)

Winner of the Iron Chef competition: Chef Andrew LaHaye, Sterling country Club (Iron Chef competition was done with asecret basket of ingredients which included, quail eggs, duck eggs, and Coco Puffs)

People's Choice Winner from attendees in excess of 1,000 who tasted and voted for their favorite, winners included:

  • Asian Category: Chef Laddavanh “Anna” Bouphavichith, Yama Zakura (Northborough, MA)
  • Gourmet: Andrew LaHaye, Sterling Country Club
  • Dessert: Chef Christiana, Via Alta 27 (Clinton, MA)

 Special Award and Acknowledgement given to:

  • Chef Stanley Nicas, Castle Restaurant (Leicester, MA)
  • Chef Chris Liasca, Webster House Restaurant

Celebrity Judges

  • Chef Michael Giletto, Iron Chef and Chopped
  • Chef Alina Eisenhower, Chopped and Sweet Worcester
  • and MC was Billy Costa, TV Diner

2008 Results

Judges' Choice Award:                           

  1. Yama Zakura, Northboro, Chef Anna, Tuna Tataki
  2. Via Alto 27, Clinton, Chef Matrias Farias, Chicken Bracioline
  3. Cedar Street Restaurant, Sturbridge, Chef William Nemeroff, Korean BBQ Beef Skewer

Yama Zakura

People's Choice Award:

  1. Baba Sushi, Worcester, Chef Wilson Wang, Sushi Medley
  2. Rovezzi's Ristorante, Chef Christopher Rovezzi, Roasted Pork Belly with Parsnip Puree
  3. Cedar Street Restaurant, Chef William Nemeroff, Korean BBQ Beef Skewer

Baba Sushi