Nat’l Chef Recognition

Chefs and their restaurants are at the heart of our event. It is through their generosity and dedication that the American Liver Foundation is able to bring you this event. Hall of Fame chefs have participated in Flavors for 10 or more years. Honorable Mention chefs who have participated in Flavors for 5-9 years.

Flavors of Connecticut

Chef David Foster
Da Legna
Formerly with Foster’s Restaurant
Supporting for 13 years

Chef Peter Hamme
Stone’s Throw Restaurant
Formally with The Stone House Restaurant
Supporting for 13 years

Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar
Supporting for 12 years

Chef Prasad Chirnomula
Thali
Supporting for 12 years

Chef Gerry Iannaccone
Goodfella’s Restaurant
Supporting for 11 years

Chef Manuel Romero
Olea Restaurant
Formerly participated with Ibiza
Supporting for 11 years


Flavors of Denver

Chef Stephen Vice
McCormick’s Fish House and Aquarium Denver
Supporting for 12 years

Chef Andrew Lubatty & Chef Jon Davis
Avenue Grill
Supporting for 13 years

Flavors of Philadelphia

Ristorante Panorama
Supporting for 10+ years

Chef Giuseppe Sena
La Famiglia Ristorante
Supporting for 10+ years

Chef Thomas Harkins
Bank and Bourbon
Supporting for 10+ years

Chef Eileen Watkin
Penne
Supporting for 10+ years

Chef Christopher Gross
Christopher’s Restaurant and Crush Lounge
Supporting for 25 years

Chef Michael DeMaria
M Catering by Michael’s
Supporting for 21 years

Chef Matt Carter
The House Brasserie
Supporting for 15 years

Chef Beau MacMillan
Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Supporting for 12 years

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza
Barrio Café
Supporting for 11 years

Chef Eric Howson
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
Supporting for 11 years

Chef Mel Mecinas
Talavera at the Four Seasons Scottsdale
Supporting for 11 years

Chef Lenard Rubin
The Country Club at DC Ranch
Supporting for 11 years

Chef Mark Tarbell
Tarbell’s
Supporting for 10 years

Flavors of Northeast Ohio

Chef Jeff Jarrett
US Foods
Supporting for 11 years

Chef Dante Boccuzzi
Dante Dining Group
Supporting got 11 years

Chef Adam Bostwick
Polpetta
Supporting for 10 years

Flavors of San Diego

Kurt Metzger
The Spotted Cow by Chef Kurt
Supporting for 11 years

Chef Paul Murphy
Humphreys Restaurant
Supporting for 10 years

Chef Jeffrey Strauss
Pamplemousse Grille
Supporting for 10 years

Flavors of Wisconsin

Brian Frakes
Pfister Hotel
Supporting for 14 years

Flavors of Connecticut

Chef Bryan Malcarney
Blue Lemon Restaurant & Rory’s Restaurant
Supporting for 8 years

Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse
Supporting for 8 years

Chef Arlene Ghent
Ghent Catering
Supporting for 7 years

Chef Edward Varipapa
Leon’s Restaurant
Supporting for 7 years

Chef Jason Sobinski
Caseus Fromagerie Bistro
Supporting for 7 years

Chef Ignacio Blanco
Ibiza Tapas
Supporting for 6 years

Chef Nicola Mancini
La Tavola Ristorante
Supporting for 6 years

Chef Jonathon Harris
J Christian’s
Supporting for 5 years

Chef Tim Scott
Geronimo Southwest Grill
Supporting for 5 years

Flavors of Denver

Chef Jennifer Jasinsky (2001-2003)
Chef Elise Wiggins (2005-2008)
Chef Pat Kelly (2017)
Chef Nicolas Lebas (2018)
Panzano
Supporting for 9 years

Chef Simon Purvis
The Edge Restaurant & Bar
Supporting for 5 years

Chef Charles Sinden (2010)
Chef Nate Gravine (2011, 2012)
Chef Steve Daniher (2014)
Chef Patrick Czerwinski (2018, 2019)
The Lobby Denver
Supporting for 6 years

Chef Matt Mine (2008-2011)
Chef John Robinson (2013, 2014)
Chef Tom Lankheet (2015)
Chef Kyle Viera (2016)
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Supporting for 8 years

Chef Aaron Whitcomb (2009-2012)
Chef Elliot Jones (2017-2018)
YaYa’s Euro Bistro
Supporting for 6 years

Chef Brandon Becker (2015-2019)
Red Square Euro Bistro and Cirque Kitchen + Spirits
Supporting for 5 years

Chef Garrett Kasper (2007, 2015, 2017-2019)
Palace Arms
Supporting for 5 years

Chef Mario Hernandez (2015-2018)
Chef Felipe Martinez (2019)
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Supporting for 5 years

Flavors of Nashville

Chef Oliver Henry
Music City Center
Supporting for 5 years

Flavors of NE Ohio

Chef Chris Kafcsak
Nomad Culinary
Supporting for 5 years

Flavors of Philadelphia

Chef Thomas Harkins
Bank and Bourbon (formerly Sole food)

Chef Lucmann Pierre
Le Pierre Caterers
Supporting for 5 years

Glenn Gross
Fat Jacks BBQ
Supporting for 5 years

Flavors of Phoenix

Chef Anthony DeMuro
Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Supporting for 9 years

Chef Michael Rusconi
Rusconi’s American Kitchen
Supporting for 9 years

Chef Michael Cairns
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Supporting for 8 years

Chef Ron Dimas
Orange Sky at Talking Stick
Supporting for 7 years

Chef Brian Archibald
The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Supporting for 6 years

Chef Christopher Nicosia
Sassi
Supporting for 6 years

Chef Jose Hernandez
Coup Des Tartes
Supporting for 5 years

Chef Don Molinich
DoubleTree Resorts by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale
Supporting for 5 years

Chef Jeremy Pacheco
LON’s at the Hermosa
Supporting for 5 years

Flavors of San Diego

Mario Cassineri
Cicia Osteria
Supporting 7 years

Aron Schwartz
Marina Kitchen
Supporting 7 years

Oceanaire Seafood Room
Supporting 7 years

Sally’s Seafood on the Water
Supporting 7 years

Flavors of Twin Cities

Chef Scott Brink
Supporting for 9 years

Chef Chris Ikeda
Lake & Irving
Supporting for 6 years

Chef Robert Wohlfeil
Supporting for 7 years

Chef Junji Umezu
The Hapa Chef
Supporting for 7 years

Chef Dewey Ikeda
Lake & Irving
Supporting for 5 years

Chef Drew Wilson
Supporting for 5 years

Chef Aaron Hagerdorn
Supporting for 7 years

Chef Tommy Begnaud
Butcher & the Boar
Supporting for 5 years

Supporting for 6 years

Flavors of Tucson

Chef Aris Cabrerra
Quail Creek Country Club
Supporting for 9 years

Chef Ken Harvey
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Supporting for 8 years

Chef Bruce Yim
The Grill at Hacienda del Sol
Supporting for 7 years

Chef Ryan Clark
PY STEAKHOUSE at Casino Del Sol
Supporting for 6 years

Chef Danny Perez
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Supporting for 6 years

Chef Brian Steiner
The Gallery Golf Club
Supporting for 6 years

Flavors of Wisconsin

Dave Swanson
Braise
Supporting for 5 years