Chef David Flood of Flooded with Flavor Catering Company and Nordstrom Café presented the framed certificates in person last week to the winners of this year’s Taste of Arcadia food and beverage contest on Sept. 24, 2012 (photo gallery below – click the lower case “i” in upper right corner of gallery for information / photo caption).
Dec. 18, 2012
David Flood presents Most Innovative Dish Award to Dana Bonner of the Gables of Monrovia[img src=http://arcadiacachamber.org/wp-content/flagallery/taste-award-presentations/thumbs/thumbs_tasteawarddec2012cabrerras.jpg]700Cabrera's
David Flood presents Best Presentation Award to Servando Cabrera (right) and Adrianna Almanza of Cabrera's in Arcadia[img src=http://arcadiacachamber.org/wp-content/flagallery/taste-award-presentations/thumbs/thumbs_tasteawarddec2012derbya.jpg]580The Derby
David Flood presents Best Dessert Item Award to Brian Guevara (left) of The Derby in Arcadia[img src=http://arcadiacachamber.org/wp-content/flagallery/taste-award-presentations/thumbs/thumbs_tasteawarddec2012nikkicssena.jpg]940Sena / Nikki C's
David Flood presents Best Savory Item Award to server Connie Huey at Sena in Monrovia, owned and operated by Nikki C's.[img src=http://arcadiacachamber.org/wp-content/flagallery/taste-award-presentations/thumbs/thumbs_tasteawarddec2012sweetsavoryclose.jpg]430Sweet & Savory
David Flood presents Best in Show Award to Ana Zuniga of Sweet & Savory
Flood coordinated much of the food and beverage operation at Taste and was responsible for recruiting Food Network celebrity chef stars Jyll Everman and Penny Davidi to help promote the event and participate as judges with Arcadia Mayor Pro Tem Mickey Segal and his wife, Lee Segal, a nutritionist and gourmet cook.
San Marino-based Sweet & Savory won the Best in Show award and landed an agreement with Gold Sponsor Westfield Santa Anita during the evening to open a shop at the mall.
There were four other winners of culinary contest awards from the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce at L.A. County Arboretum.
Ironically, the award for Most Savory didn’t go to Sweet & Savory, but Sena of Monrovia, owned and operated by Nikki C’s.
The complete list of winners: