Art of Plating 2020 photos: chefs, plates & fun

Thank you to all who made the event a success!

In collaboration with Copenhagen Imports and 11 outstanding local chefs, Tucson Foodie hosted its second Art of Plating event on Thursday, January 30.

All of the chefs graciously donated their time and food in support of The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Thank you, chefs, you are absolute culinary superstars.

We extend our thanks to all those who participated and contributed to the event’s success.

Here were each of the chef’s submissions:

Erika Bostick, Fonda La Hermanita

Art of Plating dish by Erika Bostick from Fonda La Hermanita (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by Erika Bostick from Fonda La Hermanita (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Moody Elbarasi, The Coronet

Art of Plating dish by Moody Elbarasi from The Coronet (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by Moody Elbarasi from The Coronet (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Wendy Gauthier, Chef Chic

Art of Plating dish by Wendy Gauthier from Chef Chic (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by Wendy Gauthier from Chef Chic (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Roderick Ledesma, PY Steakhouse

Art of Plating dish by Roderick LeDesma from PY Steakhouse (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by Roderick LeDesma from PY Steakhouse (Photo by Jackie Tran)

John Martinez, Tito & Pep

Art of Plating dish by John Martinez from Tito & Pep (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by John Martinez from Tito & Pep (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Maria Mazon, BOCA Tacos y Tequila

Art of Plating dish by Maria Mazon of BOCA Tacos y Tequila (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by Maria Mazon of BOCA Tacos y Tequila (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Kyle Nottingham, Ares Collective

Art of Plating dish by Kyle Nottingham from Ares Collective (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by Kyle Nottingham from Ares Collective (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Gina Skelton, First We Eat Catering

Art of Plating dish by Gina Skelton from First We Eat Catering (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by Gina Skelton from First We Eat Catering (Photo by Jackie Tran)

David Solorzano, Penca

Art of Plating dish by David Solorzano from Penca (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by David Solorzano from Penca (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Dominique Stoller, Doma’s Delights Catering & Personal Chef

Art of Plating dish by Dominique Stoller from Doma's Delights Catering & Personal Chef (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by Dominique Stoller from Doma’s Delights Catering & Personal Chef (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Matt Thompson, Nook

Art of Plating dish by Matt Thompson from Nook (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by Matt Thompson from Nook (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Award winners

The votes were close, but two victors emerged. Gina Skelton from First We Eat Catering won the People’s Choice award, while John Martinez from Tito & Pep won the Judges’ Choice award.

Here are additional photos from the night:

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 and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.

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