Chef Eric Grutka Wins Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest's Grand Chef Throw Down (Photos)

All photos by Sara Ventiera
Have you ever watched an episode of Iron Chef, Top Chef, Chopped, or one of the myriad of competitive cooking shows and thought to yourself damn I wish I could be there in person?

If you missed the Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest's Grand Tasting last night, you missed your chance -- for this year, at least.

Held at 150 Worth on the island, Chef Eric Grutka of Ian's Tropical Grill in Stuart took home the award and Ten Grand -- $5,000 went to his chosen charity -- for the second year in a row.

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Edward Dickens, Scott Varricchio, event organizer David Sabin, Creekstone Farms Representatives, and winner Eric Grutka

Grutka was up against Chefs Scott Varricchio of Citrus Grillhouse in Vero Beach and Edward Dickens of Emerald Dunes Country Club in West Palm Beach.

Location Info


150 Worth

150 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, FL

Category: General

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