The Highlands at Pittsford chefs who participated in the Top Chef Challenge at the 2023 Alzheimer's Association Gala and won.

Top Chef Challenge Award

On June 5, our amazing culinary team won the Top Chef Challenge at the 2023 Alzheimer’s Association Gala!

During the gala, guests sampled dishes prepared by teams with chefs from seven area senior living communities, Rochester Institute of Technology, two BOCES locations, and Custom Culinary. Each team also included culinary arts students from Foodlink, Batavia BOCES, and Spencerport BOCES.

A panel of celebrity judges chose the winning entree which was prepared by The Highlands at Pittsford team. The entree was Pan Seared Scallops, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Low Country Grits, Roasted Corn Relish, and Micro Greens.

The win was a repeat for the The Highlands at Pittsford chefs who also took the grand prize when the competition was last held in 2019.

Pictured: Andy Trepanier, Director of Dining Services; Executive Sous Chef Doug Dake; Chef de Cuisine Sherman Webb; Oneida Grille Chef Ngik Thein, Executive Chef Mike Wasylko