Check Out the 2018 Garden State Culinary Award Winners




New Jersey is filled with fabulous destinations for foodies. If you’re looking for the best of the best, check out these 2018 Garden State Culinary Awards, which celebrate the standouts in a number of different categories.

Congratulations to all the winners who make life a little more delicious in the Garden State.

Outstanding Pastry Chef / Baker

Jennifer Colello Carson

Lillipies, Princeton

Outstanding New Restaurant

Hearthside, Collingswood

Outstanding Restaurant

Elements, Princeton

Outstanding Chef

Dan Richer
Razza Pizza Artigianale, Jersey City

Outstanding Beer Professional

Ryan Krill, Chris “Hank” Henke, and Bob Krill
Cape May Brewing Co., Cape May

Outstanding Wine Professional (tie)

Sean Comninos, Bill and Penni Heritage
Heritage Vineyards, Mullica Hill

Chris Cree
Pluckemin Inn, Bedminster

Outstanding Spirits Professional

Mark Pascal and Francis Schott
Stage Left Steak, New Brunswick

Best Food Market

Stockton Market, Stockton

Best Neighborhood Food Establishments

North Jersey

Seabra’s Marisqueira, Newark

Central Jersey

El Tule, Lambertville

South Jersey

Louisa’s Cafe, Cape May

Outstanding Food Artisan

Nina and Jonathan White, owners
Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Milford

Garden State Culinary Legend

Ariane Daguin
D’Artagnan, Union

Rising Star Chef

Valentina Fortuna
Constellation Collective, Collingswood