A Sarasota chef has been recognized for outstanding culinary skills, dedication to the industry and commitment to “providing exceptional dining experiences to guests.”
Christopher Covelli, the executive chef and co-owner of Sage Restaurant and Bijou Garden Café, has been honored by La Chaîne des Rotisseurs of Sarasota with the Briallat Award.
With a local chapter in Sarasota, it is the oldest and largest gastronomic organization in the world. The Briallat Award is named in honor of the Jean Briallat, who was a prominent figure in the world of food and wine.
Covelli has been a mainstay in the Sarasota culinary scene for more than 15 years and is known for his contemporary cuisine that blends classic French techniques with local, seasonal ingredients.