I was extremely proud and humbled to receive the following letter in the mail last week:
As you likely know by now, Nightline recently held a contest we called the People’s Platelist and invited audiences from across the county to nominate the chefs they thought were among the best in the nation. You were among the chef’s nominated by members of your own audience, who wrote elaborate essays explaining the reasons you believed you fit into that category. Although you weren’t chosen as a finalist, your authentic and original cuisine has clearly made an incredible impact on your community. For that reason and your commitment to your craft, we’d like to offer you this token of our congratulations and appreciation.
Thank you to whichever of my customers submitted an entry on my behalf! It’s reassuring to know that I’ve made an impact in this community and motivates me to continue providing excellent food for all of you!
– Chef Jason Helfer