Yummie Top Chef Culinary Competition Winners 2018
Actor Oded Fehr returned as the emcee of the 8th Annual Yummie Culinary Competition, which showcases participating Festival exhibiting chefs’ entries. The battle for the top prize was almost too close to call this year with over 25 exhibitors competing. Judges eventually crowned winners for the best “Savory” and the best “Sweet” chef’s masterpieces based on flavor, presentation, innovation, and quality.
A wonderful Yummie panel of judges included Celebrity Chef Eric Kopelow, along with Chef Masa Shimakawa, Chef de Cuisine of ONYX at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village; Master Chef competitor, fashion stylist, and creative consultant, Olivia Crouppen; Lisa McKinnon, food columnist for the Ventura County Star; Season 7 Winner of MasterChef & Author of My Modern American Table, Shaun O’Neale, and Chef Nic Manocchio of University Auxiliary Services California State University Channel Islands.