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Chef Gulbrandsen Wins Big Again!

The 5th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Chefs’ Challenge event was held on June 30th, 2016. The competition took place at the Excelsior Springs Ballroom, a BBLH property, located in Saratoga Springs.

Returning Champion Thomas Gulbrandsen, Executive Chef at The Courtyard by Marriott & Excelsior Springs, is the winner of the 2016 Chef’s Challenge. Chef Thomas competed against Robert Ryan, Executive Chef at Mallozzi’s, the 2015 People’s Choice Winner.  Kevin & Shanna from the 99.5 River Morning Show were the hosts for the evening.

Iron Roost won the People’s Choice Award and will be competing against Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen in the 2017 Chefs’ Challenge. The People’s Choice competition consisted of local eateries including Prime at Saratoga National, Blue Agave, Reel Seafood, Three Vines Bistro, Skidmore College Dinning Services, and Iron Roost.

The cocktail competitors included Third Time Champion Brown’s Malt Room and Blue Agave. Congratulations to Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen on another amazing win!