HOSTED BY

Michael Sprouse

Since 2014, television and radio personality Michael Sprouse has served as the On-Air Host and Executive Producer of The Arts & Entertainment Report over a wide range of multi-media outlets. His always entertaining and informative episodes focus on all aspects of the arts and leisure from across DelMarVa and beyond.

JUDGES

Dr. David Tam

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David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, assumed the role of Beebe Healthcare President & CEO on March 17, 2020. He is a distinguished and accomplished healthcare executive and is a retired officer in the United States Navy and experience in large public health systems. He completed his pediatrics residency at the US Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, and a pediatric neurology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Tam is a board-certified fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Read More...

Carrie Leishman

Carrie Leishman has been the President & CEO of the Delaware Restaurant Association (DRA) and its philanthropic arm – The Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (DRAEF). now for 20 years. She is often described as a passionate and fearless advocate for the industry, and has been featured in multiple publications both nationally and locally including Delaware Today Magazine where she was recognized as an influential Woman in Business as well as The Delaware Business Times “25 People to Watch” and most recently named "CEO of the Year." Read More...

Matt Kern

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Matt grew up in Bethlehem Pennsylvania surrounded by food- from homemade pasta, to big family dinners, his enthusiasm and eagerness for good food started at a young age. He landed his first restaurant job at age 14 and never looked back!  Read More...

THIS YEAR'S TEAMS

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Colby Hill

14 Global

Chef Colby Hill grew up in Vero Beach Florida. He has sword for Jules Fine Dining and Longboard Cafe. Seafood has always been close to his heart having grown up so close to the water. He also has the highest standards when it comes to choosing the freshest produce and ingredients.

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Kathleen Hy

Salt Air

Kathleen is originally from California and has been cooking in the Rehoboth Beach area for 10 years. She started off as a Pastry Chef at Salt Air and is now back as Executive Chef. When Kathleen isn’t busy in the kitchen, she likes to play video games, watch basketball and hang out with her beloved dog.

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Frederick Lee

Beebe Health Care

Frederick is a native of East Meadow, NY. After attending California Culinary Academy, he worked at Thornton Hospital La Jolla. At Holy Redeemer Medical Center, he and  fellow healthcare chefs won a competition to develop a meal that met stringent health criteria. He has served as an international guest chef to Mexico and Belgium.

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Franco Brattoli

Two Meatballs

Franco was born in Italy and specializes in Italian cuisine, but also strives to broaden his cooking talents with other culinary influences. His passion for cooking began at a young age and continues every day as he pleases the palates of his patrons.

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Frank Dubinski

Plate & Palette

Frank currently owns Plate & Palette in Millsboro DE. He's been in the hospitality industry for close to 20 years and has worked in every capacity from dishwasher to Executive Chef. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf and loves a good red wine.

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Osvaldo has spent his culinary career in restaurants throughout the area. He enjoys showing people the culture of his food and expressing all the love, elegance, effort and pleasure through his cooking.

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