Eleven Eleven Mississippi's Bob Colosimo Named Chef of the Year
General manager and certified executive chef of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Bob Colosimo, was recognized as Chef of the Year 2016 by the Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis—a chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Colosimo battled for the top nod by participating in a one-hour cooking competition in front of five ACF-certified judges. He prepared Ribeye Two-Ways, in which he was judged on his skill in de-boning and butchering a whole, bone-in ribeye. The dish was completed with parsnip-potato puree, broccolini, candy-striped beets, cipollini onion, horseradish tower and red wine reduction.
“I am proud to represent Eleven Eleven Mississippi and the restaurant industry with this award,” Colosimo said.
Colosimo was also crowned champion of the annual Taste of St. Louis Chef’s Battle Royal—where he went head-to-head and defeated three other chefs last month.
Colosimo holds an AOS Culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America, is a certified executive chef and certified culinary administrator through the American Culinary Federation. He took on the role as general manager at Lafayette Square’s Eleven Eleven Mississippi in 2008.
There will be an awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Four Seasons St. Louis to recognize Colosimo.