And the winner is…

Chef Thompson

Chef Dean Thompson,
Raleigh Renaissance Hotel

Chef Thompson drives away a restored 1949 GMC 5-window pickup truck! His team’s menu of Parsnip Ravioli, Southern Fried Flounder, and Parsnip Snickers Torte with Parsnip Ice Cream won over audience and judge alike.  Congratulations, Chef Dean!


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