Congratulations to our 2019 Yummie Culinary Competition winners!

Savory Winners

1st Place Savory – Chef Abdu Romero - Slate Bistro Coconut Shrimp Okinawa potato, ginger coconut cream, pineapple, Thai chili, scallions.
2nd Place Savory – Chef Jeff Downey - The Saticoy Club Marinated and grilled octopus lightly sautéed with garlic, heirloom cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese, fresh lemon juice and basil served with warm flat bread.
3rd Place Savory – Chef Alex Castillo - Twenty88 Mashed fried plantain cake with chicharron, topped with slow cooked pork belly, blood orange & quince glaze, pickled seasonal veggies, and lemon grass ginger pesto oil.

Sweet Winners

1st Place Sweet – Chef Julia San Bartolome - Sweet Arleen's Mexican Hot Leche Cake Tequila infused chocolate cake served on a jalapeno & lime sour cream sauce, drenched with a homemade Hot Leche over cinnamon sugar crunch. 2nd Sweet – Anastashia Chavez - The 2686 Kitchen/Ojai Beverage Co.
2nd Place Sweet – Chef Anastashia Chavez - The 2686 Kitchen/Ojai Beverage Co. Lemon Verbena Cheesecake Mascarpone Custard. Citrus Graham Crust. Lemon Verbena Curd. Blueberry Ale Compote. Salted Honeycomb Crunch.
3rd Place Sweet – Chef Alex Montoya - Fluid State Beer Garden Bourbon Butterscotch Oolong Frozen Custard, Gold Chocolate Hardshell, Pecans, Speck Salt.

 2019 Best In Fest Brewery Competition Winner

Firestone Walker Brewing Company won with their SLOambic Wild Ale.