RESTAURANTS

Savor Pittsburgh is the best culinary competition in the city! Chefs from the city’s premier restaurants face off as they compete for multiple awards including the coveted “Dish of the Year”. Behind the scenes, culinary creations will be judged by a panel of local food critics and other celebrity judges.

2019 Judges

Nick Ambeliotis, Mediterra Bakehouse

Rossilynne Culigan, The Incline

Rachel Carlson, YELP

Chris Fennimore, WQED

Katie Ferguson, 412 eats

Star Laliberte and Jennifer Kostick, Gourmandburgh Girls

Gretchen McKay, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Lori Monte, The Kitchen Whisperer

Jeff Rose, LOCAL Magazine

Rick Sebak, WQED

Restaurant Application Form

Restaurant Name
Contact Name
Participating Chef
Contact Email
Mobile Phone

Choose 1, 2, or all 3 choices:
I will prepare an appetizerI will prepare an entreeI will prepare a dessert

Name of Appetizer
Name of Entree
Name of Dessert

Event Day Food Station Requirements
• Savor Pittsburgh will provide one skirted 8-foot table for presentation and one skirted 8-foot table for food preparation for those entering 1 or 2 categories.
• If you are entering all 3 categories, two tables will be provided for presentation and two tables will be provided for preparation. Plastic cutlery and plates will be provided for serving the public. China plates and silverware will be
provided for serving the judges.
• YOU are responsible for preparing two (2) presentation plates for the judges in each category you enter. These are for viewing purposes only and will NOT be tasted. You must provide your own presentation plates.
• Clean water and ice will be available. A refrigerated truck will be available onsite for storage of perishable items.
• Please note that you MUST prepare 1,000 samples for the public and it must be the same food that you submit for judging. We kindly request that all restaurants serve samples beginning at 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. The award presentation will be at 9:30 p.m.

2018 Culinary Competition Winners

2018 Savor Pittsburgh Winners: 

Best Appetizer: Coughlin’s Law Kitchen & Alehouse

Best Entree: Eddie Merlot’s

Best Dessert: University Club at The University of Pittsburgh Sodexo

Peoples Choice: Cinderland’s Beer Co.

Dish of the Year: Lidia’s Pittsburgh