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BBLH Executive Chef Victorious in Chef Challenge Event

BBLH Executive Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen recently won the “People’s Choice Award” at the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Chef’s Challenge event on July 31st. The competition took place at the Excelsior Springs Banquet Facility, a BBLH property, located in Saratoga Springs and was hosted by Kevin & Shanna from the River Morning Show.  Food competitors included DUO, Cafe Calabria, Carney’s Tavern, Lucas Confectionery,Carmen’s Cafe, Capital City Gastropub, and Reel Seafood Co.  Beverage competitors included Brown’s Malt Room and Athos.

A large showing of 250 people attended all of which had the opportunity to sample signature dishes and beverages from each of the competitors.  These guests ultimately determined the “2014 People’s Choice Champion”.

As a result of Chef Thomas’ victory this year, he will compete in the 2015 Chef’s Challenge against the 2014 Chef’s Challenge Winner.

Congratulations again to Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen!


Chef Tom Excelsior Challenge