Tucson Chef Needs Your Votes – Update Winnerby Karyn Zoldan on Mar. 11, 2013, under Desert Locavore, Food Personalities
Update: The winner is Brendan McGill of Bainbridge Island, Wash. at Hitchcock (restaurant) Congratulations!
Tucson is thrilled that Ryan Clark was nominated as the only chef in Arizona!
Ryan Clark is the executive chef of Lodge on the Desert. He’s a local guy with a penchant for culinary greatness. And he has won every competition and award that a local chef can garner. So far:
- 2009 Tucson Meet Yourself Festival Professional Iron Chef
- 2010 Tucson Meet Yourself Festival Professional Iron Chef
- 2010 Copper Chef
- 2011 Tucson Iron Chef
- 2012 Tucson Iron Chef
Now he’s been nominated by Food & Wine Magazine as Best New Chef 2013. And Ryan Clark is the only nomination for Arizona! Shut up Scottsdale! So not only should Tucson support him but so should everyone in the entire state.
Voting starts on 3/11/13 and ends on 3/18/13 at this website. One vote per IP address per region.
Vote! The winner will be announced March 19 and featured in the July 2013 issue of Food & Wine Magazine.
Let’s put Ryan and Tucson on the nationwide culinary map. Competition is stiff but he can do it with your help. Vote today and ask your friends to vote too.
You can read more about Ryan Clark here.
(Courtesy of Tucson Originals/photo by Andrew Brown)