Asheville chef Caroline Williams set to compete in NYC

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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caroline_williams_2015An Asheville chef will be competing on a grand stage Tuesday.

Caroline Williams, chef de partie at The Admiral, is one of 10 finalists chosen from a field of more than 3,000 to compete in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition. The group will face off at Astor Center in New York City. The winner will continue on to the global challenge in Milan later this summer.

Williams will produce her signature dish, which will be judged by renowned culinary judges, including Chef Paul Qui of qui restaurant in Austin, Texas, and Chef Blaine Wetzel of Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Washington.

Ashvegas readers will recognized Williams from a 2013 video series produced in conjunction with Asheville’s iWebXpert to promote the Mountain Oasis Music Festival. Williams was the Ashvegas spokeswoman for the videos. Here’s a sample:

More from the press release:

The “S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015” competition promotes creative expression and innovation within the culinary industry and showcases the brand’s commitment to supporting emerging culinary talent all over the world.

The top 10 U.S. finalists are:

Caroline Williams, The Admiral, Asheville, NC
Christopher Teixeira, Chicago, IL
Dan Shu, Daniel, New York, NY
Daniel Beal, Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, CA
Danny Sterling, The Everglades Club, Palm Beach, FL
Eric Rowse, The Eatery, Pasadenda, CA
Phillip Frankland Lee, Scratch Bar – The Gadarene Swine, Los Angeles, CA
Ramiro Exposito, Diegos Andalucia Tapas & Delicatessen, Miami, FL
Riley Huddleston, Godfrey Hotel Chicago, Chicago IL
Vinson Petrillo, Zero George Street Hotel and Restaurant, Charleston, SC
To see the complete list of global chef finalists or for more information on the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Competition, visit:

Be sure to follow the #SPYoungChef for up to date news and announcements on the competition.

About S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

The signature taste of S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water is created during a 30-year journey through the Italian Alps, where the water is naturally filtered. S.Pellegrino cleanses the palate and amplifies subtle flavors, making it the perfect complement to fine food and wines. This clean, refreshing taste helped S.Pellegrino become a preferred sparkling water in fine-dining restaurants in the USA, and pairs well with any occasion.

S.Pellegrino is proud to support a number of top culinary events, such as The James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Aspen Food and Wine Classic, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, and Identità Golose. For more information, visit or


Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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