The awards for cooking excellence. They just keep rolling in! Marc Yanni, Chef of The Year, multiple First Place awards, multiple second place, People's Choice awards, critical acclaim from magazines, newspapers, chef peers, it's just too much to list.
Marc was named 2009 CHEF OF THE YEAR! By the Central NY Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. This is a prestigous award voted on by a group of his peers. This is a difficult accomplishment and Marc has worked hard to earn this honor. His gourmet food and eagerness to please proves it.
Congratulations Chef Marc!
Competitions: Smoke on the Water's Yanni Wins American Culinary Foundation Honors
Smoke on the Water BBQ team member Marc Yanni captured a silver medal at the 2009 ACF Culinary Competition in Albany NY last Sunday. Competing in the mystery basket event, 12 chefs had 4 hours to prepare a four course “hot” presentation using 12 ingredients presented to the chefs 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the contest. Yanni, who owns Yanni's Too Restaurant just south of Albany NY on the Hudson riverfront, is the Grillmaster of Smoke on the Water. This team is just one of several that compete under the bigtop of Mr. Bobo’s Traveling BBQ All Stars, featuring pitmaster and BBQ socialite Eric Johnson. Mr Bobo’s All Stars will be appearing in 13 contests and six different states in 2009.
On the weekends that the team is not competing, the restaurant will be hosting “Smoke on the Water” Sundays. Each week will feature the standard fare, plus gourmet twists including BBQ spaghetti, pork spring rolls, pork bellies, bacon adaptations and a prime rib lightly smoked and then poached in 8 pounds of butter for 6 hours.
2008 First Annual Troy Pig Out
Yanni's Too 1st Place
"People's Choice Award"
Marc Yanni and the Yanni team walked away with yet another First Place People's Choice Award in Troy's Annual Chower Festival on September 20, 2008. There were many contestants but Mark proved again he can't be beat and the people proved it! Yanni's also received first place for best display and 5th place for best chowder by the judges. No doubt about it, Marc is THE KING!!
Yanni's Wins Again! 2010 Troy Chowder Festival
First Place Vegetarian Award for Smoky Portobello Mushroom Soup
Second Place for People's Choice Award
First Place Best Booth
Yannis Restaurant wins 1st place for Ribs at the 2010 Troy Pig Out along with 5th place People's Choice Award and 5th place for Chicken. Congrats to Marc and his winning team.
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