Chef Jamar Adams of Tetherow Resort fine dining establishment Solomon’s has made it to the quarter-final rounds for Favorite Chef. The competition, hosted by Celebrity Chef Eddie Matney, allows Chefs from all over the globe to compete online. The award? The title of World’s Favorite Chef in 2021.
From Paris to Tetherow Resort
Adams, now Head Chef, has been with Solomon’s at Tetherow Resort for two years. He spent 13 years in the United States Army before attending Le Cordon bleu in Portland. Now, he’s up for one of the biggest competitions of his career to date. “I believe that winning this competition will not only boost my culinary career, it will put me in a position to learn more and give back,” says Adams, who’s been cooking professionally for five years.
Adams’ claim-to-fame signature dish is the French classic, “Sole Meuniere Lightly breaded Patrale filet draped over wild rice pilaf. Herb lemon asparagus. Finished with fresh parsley & brown butter, caper reduction, fresh lemon.”
The prize not only includes bragging rights but a sizeable cash award of $50,000 plus a two-page spread in the prestigious Bon Appetit magazine. With the cash, Adams would focus on honing his culinary skills through formal education and travel. And, after paying off some bills, “then maybe buy my friends and family a beer or two.”
Making the Cut
After making it to the quarter-finals on March 19th, Adams has joined the 1% of finalists in the competition. Winners of the quarter-finals, which ends March 25th, will go on to the semi-finals round. Voting will then take place from March 26th through April 1st. Finally, the winner will be named on April 8th.
It’s free to vote once per day, but Favorite Chef has partnered up with Feeding America, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger, to raise funds with votes. “Hero Votes” allow users to sponsor additional votes for $1 each, with proceeds benefiting Feeding America. Learn more or vote for Jamar Adams here.
In the meantime, you can experience Chef Adams’ fine dining cuisine at Solomon’s, which features a rotating daily menu and impressive wine list. Reservations are recommended, as seating protocol allows for limited availability. You can book a table through Tetherow Resort.