Chef Daniel Barron of Blue Point Coastal Cuisine earned bragging rights and a bountiful prize package as "Chef of the Fest' for the 2011 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.
Barron's winning dish at the annual event was Crispy Laughing Bird Shrimp with curry-glazed sous vide pork belly, cauliflower polenta, and roasted ginger and kaffir lime air.
Celebrated as one of the largest culinary showdowns in Southern California, the competition challenged seasoned and up-and-coming chefs in the San Diego culinary scene to prove their skills in the kitchen.
In return, Chef Barron received a prize package including vacations and cash.
Keep a look out at the 2012 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival for his featured cooking class!