Italian Cuisine - Mediterranean Cuisine - Ice Carving

As a child, my Italian up-bringing has always influenced me to this day on southern Italian culinary cuisine. I have also infused some of the teachings to expand my knowledge of cuisine into Mediterranean cuisine. This has given a greater flare to what I now call Hill Country cuisine.

As a chef, we expand our creativity to higher plateaus of understanding. We define different cultures and infuse them into a new blend of cooking skills and techniques. However, one thing remains the same. The food that we grew up with and what we do with it, still has the foundation of our parent's touch and finesse. Simple techniques are the founding front of other new cuisine's to come.

Food itself is a trend, it comes and it goes just like style in clothing. We seek to make circles of time and places with our sources in food technology. Our desire to create never ceases and as other generations it will still remain the same.


Ben E. Keith Food Show, 2007- Austin, Texas D- 2 Saltilliage Sculpture Silver Medal, Indian War Chief

Southwest Expo Food Show, 1995- Dallas, Texas D-2 Saltilliage Sculpture Silver Medal, Texas Channel Catfish

K-2 Hot Food Competition 2006- Corpus Christi, Texas, 1st Place Gold Medal, Coriander Rubbed, Seared Pork Loin Bone-In Chop, served with Julienne Sesame Carrots, Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Spinach, Soy Braised Shitake Mushrooms, laced with Ginger Green Onion Pork Reduction

Ben E. Keith Show Austin, Texas 2007- B-2 Six Hot Appetizers displayed Cold, Bronze Medal, "Tour of Latin America"

Vegetarian Platter for 2 Silver Medal Category B-4 Ben E. Keith Food Show - March 13th, 2006

Ancho Rubbed Air Line Breast Of Chicken Bronze Medal Category K-1 Taste of San Antonio October 4th, 2005

Seared Red Snapper with Cilantro Honey Essence. Served with Roasted Garlic Orzo, Julienne Carrots, Wilted Spinach and Yellow Pico De Gallo. This took a Silver Medal at the Southwest Seafood Cook-Off in Houston, Texas 1996

Southwest Expo Houston, Texas 1996. This Carving took a Bronze Medal of a Dancing Coyote

Ice Sculpture Piece Austin, Texas 1995, "Naked Woman with Wrapped Shawl"

Ice Competition San Antonio, Texas 1994.
This took a Bronze Medal for a Horned Owl

 



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