The contestants for the Garden State Culinary Arts Awards, recognizing the best and brightest chefs and restaurants in New Jersey, have been announced and Jersey City has a strong showing.
There are 13 categories each with approximately ten candidates from all over the state. Later this spring, the candidates will be voted on by 100 independent judges from all throughout the food industry in New Jersey.
Ryan DePersio of Kitchen Step and Battello, nominated for Best New Restaurant for Kitchen Step and as an Oustanding Chef
Emma Taylor of Milk Sugar Love, nominated as an Outstanding Food Artisan
Dan Richer of Razza, nominated as an Outstanding Chef
Nivardo Sanchez of Hamilton Pork, nominated as a Rising Star Chef (Chefs under 30)
Stay tuned to see the winners!