Our much-anticipated Top Chef Annual Benefit was a wonderful evening filled with laughter, fun, gourmet food, and amazing drinks. SEE PHOTO GALLERY! Below are listed the winners in each category.


Critic’s Choice Awards:

(The Critic’s Choice category was evaluated by a blind taste test by Judges who are food and wine critics: Dr. Jane Garvey, Adam Pucillo and Vincent Scafiti)


Top Chef : Chef Heather Synyard, Springer Mountain Farms Chicken
Runner Up: Carolyn Welch, Tallulah Falls School(2nd time winning runner up for her pecan pie)

Top Red Wine: Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Runner Up: Serenity Cellars

Top White Wine: Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Runner Up: Serenity Cellars

Top Rose Wine: Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Runner Up: Habersham Vineyards and Winery


People’s Choice Awards:

(The People’s Choice category was decided by a count of the ballots cast by attendees.)


Top Chef:Chef Donald E. Sedivy Jr., Currahee Club
Runner Up: Orchard Golf and Country Club

Top Red Wine: Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Runner Up: Serenity Cellars

Top White Wine: Currahee Vineyard and Winery
Runner Up: Serenity Cellars

Top Rose Wine: Currahee Vineyard and Winery
Runner Up: Yonah Mountain Vineyards

New this year and a crowd pleaser were local microbreweries-
Top Microbrewery: Left Nut Brewing Company
Runner Up: Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative

Top Table Decor: Calendula Catering
Runner Up: Glen-Ella Springs


This Year’s Participants:

(We are very grateful for these talented participants who gave generously of their time and resources to help this event make an impact on our mission of preventing child maltreatment.)


Currahee Club
Currahee Vineyard & Winery
Calendula Catering
Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative
Glen-Ella Springs
Habersham Vineyard & Winery
Left Nut Brewery
Serenity Cellars
Springer Mountain Farms
Tallulah Falls School
The Orchard Golf & Country Club
Yonah Mountain Vineyards


Business Advocate of the Year Award:

HABERSHAM MEDICAL CENTER
Since 1994 they have partnered with our agency through hosting our First Steps program, helping us reach close to 400 mothers and their families each year, providing them with education and resources to guide their first steps of parenting.