2013 Signature Chefs
Headliners for the Grand Gala Reception & Dinner and participants in the Grand Tastings, these 10 Chefs have had an iconic presence in the Capital Region, maintaining the highest standards of culinary excellence in their restaurants. They have all committed to the community, participating in hundreds of charitable events between them.
Corporate Executive Chef
Restaurateur Angelo Mazzone’s newest venture, Angelo’s 677 Prime, is one of the areas most talked about new restaurants. An upscale steakhouse located on Broadway and Clinton, Angelo’s 677 Prime is in the hub of downtown Albany’s theater district. Its location serves as the ideal setting before or after a performance at the areas most popular performing arts venues, as well as a concert or sporting event at The Pepsi Arena.
Executive Chef, Jaime Ortiz, has a culinary flair that is the result of many influences. Of Latin descent, he has been classically trained in French cuisine and has a special knack for Asian fare. The outcome is a unique menu blending numerous cultures and flavors.
Chef Ortiz began his long list of honors at a young age by industry standards. He has been awarded numerous scholarships, Junior Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation, and a myriad of silver and gold competition medals.
His work experience is equally as impressive. Chef Ortiz was guided by Chef Eugene Barnard, a successor of Escoffier’s teachings; he has worked side by side with the best at the award-winning Aquavit Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan; and has led the culinary team at The Lodge restaurant in Saratoga Springs ~ all resulting in a dining experience to be savored.