Art of Plating 2018: Video Footage, Competing Plates & Photo Booth Fun

Fierce competition with delicious, beautifully crafted results.

Last modified on November 29th, 2018 at 10:50 am

In collaboration with Copenhagen Imports and eight outstanding local chefs, Tucson Foodie hosted its first Art of Plating event on Saturday, October 27. Here were each of the chef’s submissions:

Adrian Castillo (Executive Chef, Lodge on the Desert)

Plate from Adrian Castillo of Cielos at Lodge on the Desert for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Plate from Adrian Castillo of Cielos at Lodge on the Desert for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Brian Smith (Executive Chef, Maynards Kitchen)

Plate from Brian Smith of Maynards Market & Kitchen for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Plate from Brian Smith of Maynards Market & Kitchen for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Gary Hickey (Executive Chef, Charro Steak)

Plate from Gary Hickey of Charro Steak for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Plate from Gary Hickey of Charro Steak for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Kyle Nottingham (Executive Chef, Commoner & Co./Prep & Pastry)

Plate from Kyle Nottingham of Commoner & Co. and Prep & Pastry for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Plate from Kyle Nottingham of Commoner & Co. and Prep & Pastry for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Maria Mazon (Owner and Chef, BOCA Tacos y Tequila)

Plate from Maria Mazon of BOCA Tacos y Tequila for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Plate from Maria Mazon of BOCA Tacos y Tequila for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Moody Elbarasi (Executive Chef, The Coronet)

Moody Elbarasi of the Coronet's submission for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Plate from Moody Elbarasi of the Coronet for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Ryan Clark (Executive Chef, Casino Del Sol)

Plate from Ryan Clark and Gina Skelton of PY Steakhouse for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Plate from Ryan Clark and Gina Skelton of PY Steakhouse for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Dominique Stoller (Executive Events & Catering Chef, Playground Bar & Lounge)

Plate from Dominique Stoller of HUB Ice Cream Factory and Playground Bar & Lounge for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Plate from Dominique Stoller of HUB Ice Cream Factory and Playground Bar & Lounge for the Art of Plating (Credit: Jackie Tran)

After a close voting session, executive chef Ryan Clark, executive pastry chef Gina Skelton, and the team from PY Steakhouse at Casino Del Sol won both the judge’s choice and people’s choice votes.

Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

If you posed at the photo booth, here are the photographs:

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.
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