2019 Chef Judges

The following certified Chef Judges will evaluate and decide on 3 top awardees!

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Chef Raymond Bar

Graduated from the Hotel school of Geneva, Switzerland with a Bachelor in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and Management; Apprenticeship in Culinary Art at the Palace hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a Member of the American Culinary Federation and serve as Certification Chair and Lead Examiner in the Las Vegas chapter for the past 7 years. Additionally, he is a certified Executive chef (CEC) and Certified Culinary Educator (CCE).

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Chef Heinz Lauer

Has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Beginning his formal training at age 14, as a culinary apprentice at the exclusive Brenner's Park Hotel located in Baden-Baden in the Black Forest. Lauer’s career has taken him throughout Germany and the United States as well as the Caribbean. He's worked as an Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager of such highly acclaimed establishments as the popular Dorint Park Hotel and Hotel Coehnen in Germany and on ships of the Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Lauer, who has cooked for numerous celebrities including the former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, singer Gloria Estefan, tennis pro John McEnroe and comedian Jerry Lewis, literally grew up in the hotel and restaurant business. His parents owned and operated three restaurants in Germany's Rhine Valley. Chef Lauer holds a Master of Science in Hotel/Restaurant Management and is recognized as a Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation and as a Certified Culinary Educator by the German Government; as well as a Certified Food and Beverage Executive by the American Hotel and Motel.

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Chef JB Brown

Has over 50 years of culinary and BBQ experience. He has opened Major Casinos and convention centers in Las Vegas feeding many thousands of guests daily. He has spent the last 25 years owning and operating one of Las Vegas Premier Catering Company’s. Chef JB is World Renowned Chef with many culinary awards and achievements. He is a member of the American Academy of Chefs, which is the honor society of chefs for The American Culinary Federation (the only authority for Chefs in the USA). His tried and true award-winning BBQ Recipes are true palate pleasers. Chef JB is also a Disabled American Veteran.