TUESDAY, NOV. 6: After three nights of food battles in Bermuda Hospitality Institute’s fundraiser, “Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year”, Fairmont Southampton chefs have made their mark on both the judges and audiences alike!

On Friday November 2nd, Bacci Chef Adam de la Cruz was the overall winner of the night in a nail biting finish that saw Chef Bipin Sharma of Bone Fish Grill in Dockyard snag the Audience Favorite Award. Hosting that night was Executive Chef Chris Chafe of Fairmont Southampton. Chef Adam de la Cruz’s winning dish:

• Chicken Roulade w/Eggplant Lasagna; Eggplant Vinaigrette w/Tomato Basil Froth & Chicken Farce

Last night (November 5th), in Semi-Final Round three, Fairmont Southampton Chef Trevor Kliaman was the overall winner, with Chef Jonathan Rivard of Bolero earning the Audience Favorite Award. Chef Trevor Kliaman’s winning dish:

• Herb & Goat Cheese Crusted Lamb Rib-eye w/Jalapeno Lamb Lollipop; Sweet Potato Ratatouille

Semi-Final Round One on Thursday, November 1st, was won by Newport Gastro Pub Chef Carmin Viola. Executive Chef & Host Edmund Smith of Ascots Restaurant also presented Carmin with the Audience Favorite Award.

“We continue to be impressed with the level of creativity, skill and professionalism of these up and coming chefs,” said Karla Lacey, BHI CEO. “The judges and the audience have had a great time!”

Tonight three more chefs battle for the 4th slot in the Final Rounds to be held this Friday at International Imports. Major sponsors for this sold out event include Butterfield & Vallis, Gosling Brothers and Lindo’s Family Foods.

To view video profiles of all competing Chefs, visit www.BHI.bm