Friday, January 14, 2011

And the Winner for "Best Home Chef in a Series" is… Food Wishes! [smattering of polite applause]

We did it! I'm proud to announce that I've returned from Hollywood, Tasty Awards trophy in hand! It was a very long, short two-day trip, so I'm going to keep this brief. I can't thank you all enough for taking the time to vote.

Every single time I've asked for support with a contest or award, you faithful foodwishers come through like champs. It's one of the oldest clich├ęs in the business, but it's so true, without the audience, there is no show.

I met some amazing new people, and got to visit some dear old friends. Speaking of friends, I have to give a big shout out to my buddy Sara (aka Average Betty), who won the 2010 Home Chef award, and was nominated in more categories this year than any other show. Unfortunately, she was robbed, but it was an impressive showing nonetheless.

Los Angeles was a lot of fun, but I'm excited to be back and cooking in chilly, not-quite-as-glamorous San Francisco. Thanks again, and stay tuned for a bunch of new videos airing soon!

47 comments:

Chris K. said...

Congratulations!

Sarah P said...

You deserve it! Was more than happy to vote for my favorite chef.

ZUMBA!

Shachar from Israel said...

Congratulations chef!!!
you earned the prize, and we expect to see many more wonderful videos.
Thank you for a job well done

Anonymous said...

Congratatouille!

Jim

Thom said...

Congratulations...well done...well deserved!

You should stand on it and see if it launches you (and Foodwishes) into the stratosphere...seriously, something will, and I can't wait!

Kath said...

A big congratulations to you! Well done! You wouldn't have gotten the votes if you hadn't given us valuable posts and videos.

arsim said...

I’m proud for you. Congratulation and you deserved it. Arsim from Kosovo

cb said...

Congratulations chef! I was happy to vote and support you because truth be told you ARE the best online chef and recipe location on the net IMO...

alcyonetwothree said...

Congratulations Chef John! I never doubted for a second!

nChawz said...

Congratulation! May this become your motivation to do better and better, chef John! :)

Basia said...

Heyyyy - nice tschotchke! But weren't you supposed to get a year's supply of Turtle Wax??

(j/k - Congrats to one of my favourite chefs!!)

Jason said...

Congrats! I looked at the trophy, "Food Wishes" or "Chef John" isn't written anywhere. :(

I think that a great way to celebrate is to cook dinner for everyone who voted for you. :) Seriously, I cannot wait to vote for you next year. It'll be sweet to repeat!

Samand said...

awwwww!!! Congratulations Chef John! I almost have tears in my eyes :-)
I knew you will be the winner...

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS...

Anonymous said...

Every inch of the polished trophy is well deserved!

Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled that you've been recognized again for being one of the most creative chefs who makes cooking a fun and do-able adventure. Heartfelt congratulations to you and MICHELE.

~Carol

Anonymous said...

...and we are surprised??? I don't think so!!! You are simply the best.
Jackie

Iweta said...

That's wonderful!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Hope this has inspired and motivated you for more of those great recipes!

Awesome job!

TikiPundit said...

Congratulations! Well-deserved.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
you deserve it!
i love your videos & voice!

Livia said...

Congrats! Well-deserved. I would vote for Foodwishes again.

Anonymous said...

We like you! We really really like you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and Michele. You both deserve this award. What a great team you make.

Mark said...

Hey Chef John,

Congratulations, I've seen every one of your posts, most more than once you definately deserve the award! I'm looking forward to all your recipes in 2011.

Mark from Ireland.

awp1965 said...

Hi John,

Congrats on the award. This is my first post although I have been following you for awhile now. I have tried a few of your recipes and am looking forward to trying more. Unfortunately I've been working six days a week and finding the time to cook is hard as I'm pretty tired on that one day off. Keep up the videos and I'll keep watching them and looking forward to trying them.

KrisD said...

Congrats CJ, you deserve the win!

Hilding, Sweden said...

Congratulations Chef John!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, you really deserve it!

Chef John said...

Thank you everyone! I am overwhelmed by the support!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! As a mom, one of the hardest things to do is come up with an easy healthy home cooked meal. The day I found your blog I was saved. You show me in about 5 min how to make a delicious meal. Watching you make it, makes it so easy. "Ah... so that's how it's made!'' All the ingredients are available to print out. I visit your blog daily, I enjoy cooking, my family enjoys trying new favorite things. Thank you for teaching me and making me laugh along the way. You've got my support always. Congratulations to you and Michele!

Anonymous said...

Double congrats! I just opened the SFGate webpage and saw an article on local youtube chef sensations and I thought, oh boy, I hope Chef John is featured...and he is!
-Em

Lauren Clyde said...

I'm not surprised! Congratulations, you deserve it my friend.

Gabriele said...

Great Job! Congrats on your win, keep up the good work!!!!

Anonymous said...

no one earned it more them you, congrats, and thanks for great ideas that feed my family!

Dennis said...

That's awesome, congrats!

shristy said...

congratuation chef....enjoy

Anonymous said...

I couldn't be happier...and no one deserves it more than you Chef John. Your recipes are top drawer, your videos are better than great...you are a great teacher and have a great sense of humor! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Chef John for president.

kpriss said...

Congrats! Another sincere round of applause! I'm happy I voted for ya!

Anonymous said...

So so happy for you. A day does not go by without me checking your new videos. I have made so many and they are all fabulous!

Rodge said...

Bravo !

DeLynn said...

Congratulations, Chef! You earned it! I tried the stuffed bell peppers recipe the other day and it was delicious! I used ground turkey instead and it was wonderfully delightful.... The consistency of lasagna but without all the calories. I can never thank you enough for helping me become a better cook every day. Chef John for Prez!

Zahra K. said...

Not surprised! Congratulations!!!!
(:

Stuart Reb Donald said...

I know I told you this Thursday night, John, but I wanted to congratulate you again. Great job!

Lola Dee said...

Congratulations! Was nice to meet you at the Tasty's! Just discovered your site, great stuff! :)

Phil said...

This trophy represents only the tip of the Chef John's Iceberg ! You deserve it - this one, and so many more !!
Congrats' from Switzerland (Yes, we follow you here too !!)

Jennifer Heigl said...

CONGRATS!! Well done, sir!

Darya said...

w00t!!