Taste NY Culinary & Mixology Tent
The Taste NY Culinary & Mixology Tent presents cooking and cocktail demonstrations performed by Executive Chef Eric Hudson, Mixaritas Mobile Bartending Service, and other special guests! The chefs and mixologists utilize products from our festival vendors in their recipes.
In addition to the demonstrations, the chefs and mixologists will compete in ‘Iron Chef’ style competitions each day of the festival – influencer judges will put their taste buds to the ultimate test and choose the winners!
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE 2023 ADIRONDACK WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL!
Our 2023 Culinary and Cocktail Competition Winners!
Chef Billy Trudsoe
Congratulations to our Saturday Culinary Competition Winner: Chef Billy Trudsoe! Local, celebrity chef, Billy Trudsoe, recently a contestant on Gordon Ramsey’s, Hell’s Kitchen season 21, is now the executive chef at Basil & Wick’s in North Creek, New York. His menu, fueled by his trademark “B. True’s Mad Flava”, is making Basil’s the premiere dining destination of the Adirondacks!
Chef Carl Weiner
Congratulations to our Sunday Culinary Competition Winner: Chef Carl Weiner! Chef Carl Weiner is the owner of the Sans Souci, a restaurant in the east side community of Cleverdale (10 minutes outside of lake george village off Route 9L); featuring casual dining and pizza in a local setting! Carl spends time in the front of house and in the kitchen. He spends his days as a practicing CPA.
Mixologists Kelli Hatin & Jenn Berry-Youngs
Congratulations to our Weekend Mixology Competition Winners: Kelli Hatin & Jenn Berry-Youngs! Mixaritas brings the party to YOU! Their mobile bartending service features professional knowledgeable mixologists, and custom cocktails/mocktails to fit your party needs. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or just a girl’s night out Mixaritas allows you to sit back and enjoy the fun!
Kelli also operates Mixafusion – she uses her own handmade infused natural simple syrups in so many of her cocktail recipes!
Meet the Judges!
We’re fortunate to have A band of local foodie influencers to judge the amazing dishes and cocktails our guests chefs and mixologists produce at the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival! Thank you to…
Alexis Connor is judging the Saturday Culinary Competition at 1:00 pm!
Jessica Sims is judging our Saturday Mixology Competition at 2:45 pm!
Leah Stanley is judging the Culinary and Mixology Competitions on Sunday!
Libby Adams is judging the Saturday Mixology Competition at 2:45 pm!
Nellie Ackerman Vellano
Nellie Ackerman Vellano is judging the Culinary Competitions all weekend!
Rachael Austin is judging the Sunday Culinary Competition at 1:00 pm!