The Golden Foodies

2018 Nominees & Winners

2018 Chef of the Year 
Michael Rossi, The Ranch Restaurant
Blake Mellgren, Craft House
Noah von Blom, Arc
WINNER: Noah von Blom

2018 Pastry Chef of the Year

Jamon Harper, Monarch Beach Resort
Dave Rossi, The Ranch Restaurant
Elyssa Fournier, Mixed Bakery
WINNER: Jamon Harper

2018 Best Brunch in Orange County
Taps Fish House and Brewery
Mix Mix Kitchen Bar
Orange Hill
WINNER: Taps Fish House and Brewery

2018 Rising Star Chef of the Year
Ross Pangilinan, Mix Mix Kitchen Bar
Shachi Mehra, ADYA
Peter Lai, The Blind Rabbit
WINNER: Ross Pangilinan, Mix Mix Kitchen Bar

2018 Favorite Food Influencer in Orange County
Connie Aboubakare - OC Comestibles
Cathy Thomas - Cathy Thomas Cooks
Edwin Goei - OCWeekly
WINNER: Connie Aboubakare - OC Comestibles

2018 ​Outstanding Community Service

Dave Hanna, Hanna’s Restaurant & Bar
Bruno Serato, Anaheim White House
Pascal Olhats, Pascal’s
WINNER: Dave Hanna, Hanna’s Restaurant & Bar

2018 Restaurateur of the Year
Javier Cuadra
Russ Bendel
Teresa Razo

WINNERS: Javier Cuadra & Teresa Razo - Tie

2018 Best Dessert Menu in Orange County
Mixed Bakery
AVEO Table Bar
The Ranch Restaurant 
WINNER: The Ranch Restaurant 

2018 Best Entree in Orange County
Prime Rib at the Summit House
Lobster & Garlic Noodles at AnQi
Cowboy Ribeye at The Ranch

WINNER: Prime Rib at the Summit House


2018 Best Service Award
Taco Rosa
Vine
The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar

WINNER: The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar

2018 Bartender of the Year 
Lynette Lim, The Blind Rabbit
Tanner Johnson, Watertable
Stacy Kelly, Lodge Wood Fired Grill

WINNER: Lynette Lim, The Blind Rabbit


2018 What restaurant or bar serves the Best Cocktails in Orange County
The Blind Rabbit
Urbana
Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens

WINNER: The Blind Rabbit


2018 What restaurant has the Best Wine Program in Orange County
Selanne Steak Tavern
The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar
Napa Rose

WINNER: Selanne Steak Tavern


2018 What restaurant has the Best Beer Program in Orange County
Iron Press
Lido Bottle Works
Provisions Market

WINNER: Provisions Market


2018 What restaurant or bar has the Best Bar Program in Orange County?
The Blind Rabbit
The Ranch Restaurant Saloon
Watertable

WINNER: The Blind Rabbit


Best New Restaurant 2018
Oak Laguna Beach
Cambalache
Olea

WINNER: Olea


What is the Best Lunch Spot in Orange County 2018
Taco Rosa
Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens
Sgt Pepperoni

WINNER: Taco Rosa

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