2016 Judges for the Chili-Brew Off
Kevin has 15 years of experience in the
culinary industry. He has worked in the
Columbus, Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas.
He currently works for the Hyde park restaurant group as a multi-unit
chef, helping design menus and opening of the new restaurants.
“Lonnie” has been a chef for over 35 years. He
attended a Food Service Program out of the school known as the Betty Patton
Room. He was ranked top student out of 50 in the class to attend Johnson and
Wales University School of Culinary Arts located in Providence Rhode Island. He
worked for 32 years at Gamekeepers Tavern and was the Executive Chef for the
past 20 years. He also worked at Sundance Valley Party center, Bella Luna, East
Side Mo’s, Bass Lake Tavern, M-Italian and Mad-jacks. Lonnie has a Southern
Fusion style of cooking.
He has also
judged several rib contests in the past.
A chili connoisseur for the ages. Drew has entered countless Chili’s into
multiple competitions for over 20 years.
As an infant, Drew was fed chili a long side his baby food to keep him
toasty during the winter months when heat was desolate. He is the proud founder and owner of
Tewksbury Hot Sauce that can be tried at local restaurant establishments. “Tewks”
has over 3 years of Chili judging experience. Spice literally flows through
this man’s blood.